One of Dundee’s biggest parks could be used to grow fruit and vegetables to feed some of the city’s poorest residents.
The city council is to spend £20,000 on a study looking at the practicalities of farming in Camperdown Park and the effect it could have on food poverty.
The study would look into distributing produce to those in need and the opportunities the scheme could provide for training and skills development.
Councillor Anne Rendall said: “The opportunity to use the council’s plant nursery at Camperdown Park for fruit and veg production, as well as supplying shrubs and plants for green spaces, is one that we cannot ignore.
“This is an imaginative, creative and ambitious response to food poverty and if a way can be found to distribute the produce to the people who need it most and give our young people skills, it would be a positive outcome for a number of different sections of our community.”