Since December 2008, an ever-increasing group of residents in Shandon in Edinburgh have been discussing how we can buy and grow food which is more local, seasonal and organic. In April 2009, we received a grant from the national Climate Challenge Fund which resulted in a report and helped us to identify our action groups and priority areas. We want to:
- see our local shops and markets thrive;
- make connections with farmers and producers in the wider region;
- promote the Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens (RECG), Myreside;
- see gardens, backgreens and common areas flourish with home-grown produce.
Our website has the following pages:
Community Board for a list of upcoming food, gardening and local events run by ourselves and other community groups;
Food Fair for detail of our local food fairs which we have been holding at Polwarth Church every March and September since 2011;
Meetings and events for a list of upcoming and past Shandon Local Food Group events;
Key Documents for our constitution, reports and newsletters.
News is a blog page for details and reviews of our events.
We hope to add a new page shortly which will provide links to local producers. But for now please see this local food map.
Please get in touch
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join our email list, propose an idea/activity or get involved in any of our events.