The Falkland Flour Mill

  • 21/04/09
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This Friday the Centre for Stewardship in Falkland – as part of its One Planet Food programme around food and climate change – announces Scotland’s first foot-powered mill. This is a unique project which can begin to connect the community to its local grain production. The mill, designed by Skye born, Dundee based Product design student Fergus Walker is thought to be a first of its kind.

The amazing design allows you to drive the millstones by bike power, grind your own wheat into flour, and, at this year’s Big Tent Festival and upcoming events, bake your own bread from the results. What could be better? The project was funded by a generous £1000 grant from the 02 ‘It’s Your Community’ Fund, with the donation also of pedal power from the Edinburgh Bike Co-operative. To launch the project we’re inviting you to come and test out the mill on Friday April 24 at 4.00 pm in the Stables Workshop in Falkland, Fife.

You are invited to come and meet Fergus and come and explore the challenges and opportunities of re-designing our lives and our food systems for our low carbon future.