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Community development: case studies

A community development approach to improving food and health brings multiple advantages, from building on a community's strengths and assets, to building more inclusive places and providing opportunities for people to work together for mutual benefit.

Granton Community Gardeners – community development in action

This case study looks at how a community gardening project started from a conversation between neighbours about a small piece of largely unused land and grew to four well-used gardens, regular community meals and a local food café.

Read ‘Granton Community Gardeners – community development in action’ here

Perth and Kinross Healthy Communities – older people living well

Perth and Kinross Healthy Communities Collaborative works with older people from specific communities, and empowers them to improve health and quality of life for themselves and their peers. Their work in Birnam and Dunkeld has developed around a focus on eating well and a healthy diet.

Read ‘Perth and Kinross Healthy Communities – older people living well’ here