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Ayrshire Potato Day

EDM (Early Day Motion) 902: tabled on 26 January 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House celebrates Ayrshire Potato Day, to be held on 5 February 2022 at Elm Park Allotments and Community Garden in Ardrossan; commends the work of Ardrossan-based charity, Three Towns Growers, for organising this event promoting locally-grown produce; further commends Three Towns Growers for its ongoing commitment to providing a community growing space and hub for the residents of Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston, inclusively enhancing skills in the community to enable people to grow their own produce, either on site or within their own gardens; notes the positive health and well-being impacts of community gardening, and the environmental benefits of buying locally-grown produce; recognises that this is a day to celebrate the many types of potatoes grown in Ayrshire, particularly the famous Ayrshire Early Epicure potato; and urges everyone who has a keen interest in growing potatoes, or other produce, to attend this wonderful event.