Please come along to our Spring Ceilidh from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday 4 May 2013 at the Polwarth Church Hall.
Dances called by Ceilidh Kids from 3:30-4:30
Refreshments and crafts
All welcome to this family event
Tickets available £3 on door (£2.50 in advance from Margon)
Contact Margon (07951945910 firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details/ advance tickets.
Funds will be used to pay for Community Garden and training of a Nature Play and Gardening Leader. Click here for more details of Nature Play and Gardening Club.
Seasonal Meal, Bia Bistrot
We would love to see you there. Book direct on 452 8453 or email email@example.com.
Previous meals have been a great success with delicious food for an excellent price of £15 for 3 courses. see attached link for pictures of the summer meal in June:
Members of Shandon Local Food Group will be there to welcome you and highlight what the group has been doing over the past few months and future plans.
See below for the menu
Shandon local food group meal
Wednesday 17th of April
3 courses £15
Grated roots & sea spaghetti salad
Sliced veal head, pickled vegetables
Spelt farotto, Shandon vegetables and Dunsyre blue
Slow braised chicken in “Musselburgh broke”,
sweet onions & mustard
Mull cheddar, chutney & “Dough Ré Mi” bread
Apple crumble and cream
All welcome to join us at this FREE meeting to find out more about Shandon Local Food Group with brief AGM.
At Polwarth Church Hall
Wednesday 20th March 8-9:30 pm
Tea/coffee provided from 7:45 pm
We’ll be showing a slide show with photos taken from a broad cross-section of our events.
We’ll split into some small discussion groups around the following themes:
1. Have you changed any habits in the last 4 years?- do you garden or shop differently, reduce food waste, compost more etc? What inspired you to change or what might help you change habits?
2. “Smart” Communications – in this age of computers and smart phones, how can our group improve communications and discussion forum between our members?
3. Getting the most from local food. How can we improve links to local producers, encourage the eating of local food and give a seasonal cooking tip?
4. Community events. What events would you like to see us organise in the next year?
I would like to express my thanks to all of last year’s committee and to the members who have helped make our events so successful. I am pleased to announce that Ken, Beccy, Rhona, Eddie and Kate have expressed interest in continuing on the committee. Our constitution states that committee members who have served 3 consecutive years are not allowed to stand for re-election: this makes space for some new faces to bring fresh ideas. So we say goodbye to Sue and in addition, Judith, Harriet and Ally have decided to not stand again for a variety of reasons. We also would be keen to invite back one or two of the original committee members. Please join us- we are sure we can use your skills whether they be in IT, gardening, cooking, publishing, accounting or project management!
We are piloting some community gardening on the first Sunday of each month at 2pm in the Royal Edinburgh Community Garden on Myreside Road. So far, it has been a great success with a really friendly atmosphere: 22 people came along last Sunday, 3rd March (gallery of pictures below). We did some watering in the glasshouse and repotting. Outside, we were renewing the woodchip by the picnic table and digging over some beds. The kids enjoyed fetching chippings in their little wheelbarrows, they also made a rope swing in the orchard and built a den. All our efforts were rewarded by some banana loaf and chocolate brownies.
Martyn and Alex will be leading up the next Shandon Local Food Group community gardening on 7th April at 2pm at the Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens, Myreside Rd.
If you are interested in coming along please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook page.
We will show the film and then have a discussion, led by Liz Murray of Nourish Scotland. Liz will link Venezuela’s experience with Scotland through her involvement in Nourish Scotland.
When? 27th February at 8pm
Where? Polwarth Church Hall
What is food sovereignty? Have a read here.