Many 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.