• 22/11/13
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Each week we’re gathering news from round the country about our blossoming food movement. Send us yer morsels to mike@maryland.cochranfirmcriminaldefense.com



Allotmenteer and local artist Tania Savage has created these lovely postcards of Broomhill Gardens, the space we created a few years ago that is now in the hands of its own community team with support from Fife Council’s allotment officer, Peter Duncan.

Fife Diet still help run the weekly Kids Club and Tania has generously offered to make a donation from any money raised from sales of these allotment cards. Ideal for Christmas and to support this successful community garden.

£2.99 each or 6 for £15  from Tanya at: Art space 9, The Old Platform Buildings, Forth Place, Burntisland KY3 9DJ


This week we were at the launch of Dig-In, Bruntsfield’s first community greengrocers in Edinburgh. Our intrepid Seed Trucker Fergus Walker went along to the launch and returned suitably enthused. For all the details go here.

They are raising funds for their shop and have wider aims…

  • Establish a greengrocer owned by the community, for the community
  • Provide a place to buy a wide selection of locally-sourced, seasonal and organic produce
  • Reconnect people with food producers and suppliers
  • Provide a community hub and resources for Bruntsfield residents
  • Work within the community to develop connections with local schools, groups and volunteers
  • Support local traders by filling a gap in the high street to offer a full range of grocery shopping locally
  • Encourage everyone to celebrate a love of good food


Also in the capital the New Leaf Co-op (‘Edinburgh’s local, unpackaged, scoop your own, nut-grinding, organic, worker-run box of delights!’) is currently hiring for a new Co-operative Member. The closing date for applications is 5pm on November 27th.  The successful candidate will join the co-op and take on their share of the wide variety of tasks that work at TNLC entails. Like other members, they will work on the shop floor and pack-down bulk foods as well as be responsible for managerial and business development roles. Training will be provided for the new member on all shop admin systems.

The position is for 15-25 shop floor hours per week (plus 2 out of every 5 Saturdays), and additional hours for business deveopment and administration. You must also be available Monday mornings for our weekly co-op meeting. The start date will be January, but this could be negotiated.

For more information go to: http://newleafcoop.co.uk/work-with-us/current-vacancies/


Whitmuir Organics are trying to raise £10,00 to kit-out Frank with cookers, fridges etc – please give anything from a tenner to £500. Go here to Crowdfunder to see more.