Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust is re-opening the “Growing Communities for Health” Small Grants Scheme for 2015/16. If your community garden project is seeking funding for next year, there are grants of up to £500 available. The grant scheme, supported by City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian, is now in its fourth year and […]
Funding Enlightened Agriculture, in partnership with Community and Co-operative Finance (CCF) and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, have launched the ‘Just Growth’ programme to support up to 14 social enterprises across the UK that are producing food in an environmentally and socially just way. Application deadline: 30th September. For more information visit: http://www.feanetwork.org/our-projects/just-growth
This week Edinburgh’s Green Pencil Award – a writing competition for primary children in the city – launched its 2015 competition and focus on the theme ‘Food for thought: Scotland’s Food and Drink’. The Green Pencil Award is a creative writing competition with an environmental theme, held by Edinburgh City Libraries and Eco Schools 2015. […]
This summer, Edinburgh hosted the inaugural Power of Food Festival – a packed weekend of events and family activities celebrating community food growing across the city. Fifteen community food gardens opened their gates to the public with an estimated 500 visitors enjoying the event. Visitors were given the chance to try everything from insect-hunting to tattie-lifting. There was poetry writing and music […]
Today the journey our food takes from field to fork is increasingly complex; a route shaped by politics, economics, agriculture, aesthetics and more. Queen Margaret University is now offering a programme of food study which reflects this complexity to form a contemporary understanding of food culture, systems and communications.