UFEX 2021-22

The UFEX is an urban food exchange project in Glasgow City, located by the Scottish Canal, Applecross. It is an exchange of fresh vegetables and prepared food which is to be shared with and distributed to the local and wider communities. In support of Scotland’s aspiration of becoming a ‘Good Food Nation’ and the growing movement of urban farming, we are creating a community for horticultural, agricultural and nutritional learning, production, and exchange. People can exchange for knowledge, skills, and experiences. It is a place that brings together people’s hands, minds, and spirits in creating a creative collaboration with the long-term goal of sustainable urban food production and distribution for the city’s nutritional needs. The main target users will be family and young adults. This is because family is a fundamental for children, especially an eating habit. By educating and providing a simple food and nutrition knowledge to families, it will create a strong, sustainable and resilient infrastructure of cooking and living on a healthy diet in the urban and wider communities. Hence, the project is under the concept of ‘Integrate’; community, energy, landscape and culture.

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the Hub - Social space

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