Shandon & Linlithgrow

linlithgrowlogosmallMany thanks to Gavin and Karen and everybody at the Shandon Food group who we gave a talk to last night in Edinburgh. It was a great turnout and its brilliant to see an urban equivalent of the Fife Diet emerging. It’s a very short time between all this being ‘incredible’ and ‘impossible’ and brand-new to lots of people trying it and it sort of becoming self-evident. The Shandon group are looking to:

* Work with local shops to increase the amount of local and seasonal produce for sale.
* Encourage more use of gardens and backgreens for growing fruit and vegetables, with access to free advice and materials; starter pack and web-based advice.
* Organising delivery of fruit and vegetable boxes from local organic producers on a much larger scale than at present.
* Increasing the amount of kitchen waste being composted for use in gardens.

The week before (or was it the week before that?) we were in Linlithgow at the brilliant Linlithgrow project, who are also Climate Challenge Fund winners and are doing an amazing job mobilising the town to downshift to our low-carbon future. Thanks to Mel and everyone there for organising that.

4 Comments
  • Mel April 18, 2009 at 08:17

    We really appreciated Mike coming to Linlithgow – it was an inspiring evening! look forward to hearing about other local food groups as they get off the ground
    Mel

  • Alex March 16, 2009 at 10:47

    sorry for blowing your cover ;-) There was lots of good practical stuff too!

  • fifediet March 15, 2009 at 20:05

    Hi and thanks for making us sound so highbrow! It’s great to see something happening in the city.

  • 18saughtonmains March 15, 2009 at 18:44

    Thanks for coming over to Shandon and giving the inspiring talk. Nice to see the quotes from Voltaire, Geddes and Mumford which put the whole endeavour in context.