Crofting Connections is a food education project for schools in Scotland from the Scottish Crofting Federation and Soil Association Scotland.
Crofting Connections supports young people aged 3 to 18 living in remote rural communities throughout the Highlands & Islands to learn about crofting past, present and future.
Crofting is a low-input and low-impact farming practice, with strong cultural identity - it has a unique role to play in inspiring today’s younger generation about food, farming and the importance of our diets for our health and environment.
The project encourages young people to lead a way of life that works with the environment while meeting economic and social goals - vital for sustaining vibrant and healthy rural communities in the 21st century. Young people learn traditional skills from crofters, create their own climate-friendly food-growing projects, and help safeguard the history, culture and heritage of their crofting communities.