Local Food for Local People Project: Tagsa Uibhist Horticultural Project

The Tagsa Uibhist Horticultural Project, established in 2011 with funding from LEADER, acts as an extension of the already established Mental Health Project.

It does so by providing an outlet for people with mental health and/or addiction issues (the therapeutic benefits of gardening and growing plants are well documented) and the Local Food for Local People project commenced in April 2015.

The project aims to enhance local production of fruit and vegetables etc, and increase the quantity of fresh, affordable produce grown locally in Uist as well as improving the health and wellbeing of the community through promotion of healthy eating workshops.

The project acts as a point of contact within the community to those experiencing mental health difficulties, offering support and information to help individuals manage their mental health and wellbeing, and provides information about other services available locally.