New Email/Online Forum for Shandon Local Food Group News

The old Shandon Local Food Group email list has been replaced.

Shandon Local Food Group has a new interactive online forum for exchanging information about local food, the environment and community activities.  This is in the form of a Yahoo Group.  People who join the group can post information about local events and community activities, and will receive this information in their own email accounts.

You can join this group quickly and easily.  All you have to do is send a blank email to shandonfood-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.  You’ll get a message back from Yahoo! asking you to confirm that you really want to join.  When you reply to that, you will be sent a second email telling you how to send messages to the group and how to unsubscribe if you so wish.  Make sure you keep the second email somewhere handy so you can refer back to the instructions.

Anyone who joins can send emails out to the group.  The moderators will keep an eye on the messages, and if they deem any message inappropriate, will warn the sender.  If the sender continues to send inappropriate messages, the moderators will ban them from the group.

If you have a Yahoo account, you can access the Shandon Local Food Yahoo Group web page as well as post and receive messages.  This will allow you to see previous posts, post photos, put dates in the Calendar, etc.  You can create a Yahoo account by following the instructions here.

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Sunday 6th April 2-4 pm Gardening at Glasshouse

You are welcome to join us at the glasshouse (access from Tipperlin Road & hospital grounds) at 2 pm Sunday 6th April for a spot of sociable gardening.
This is
a change to our normal meeting place due to the building works that have started at the community garden so there is NO ACCESS from Myreside Road.

We have a number of tasks including:
– Thin out ailsa craig tomatoes to one per module
– Pot on dill into individul pots
– Thin out rocket to one plant per module
– Cleaning out the cold frames

– Pick out tiny marigold buds from marigolds
but there’s a very nice kitchen in the glasshouse so we’re sure to be stopping for a cuppa too!  If anyone wants help finding us please call Sue on 0782 444 9265

Many thanks!

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Sunday 2nd February and each first Sunday of the month in 2014

A friendly group of Shandon Local Food Group’s community gardeners are continuing to meet on the first Sunday of the month at 2 pm in the Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens (directions below).

The next session is CANCELLED => next Session likely to be first Sunday in September 2014.  Please contact Sue for further details.

We welcome all ages and abilities though children should be supervised by a parent/carer.  2014 will be an eventful year as we embark on setting up a new garden whilst trying to harvest as much as possible from the existing gardens by August.

Depending on weather we may have a fire (and/or use a storm kettle).  We usually stop for tea and snack around 3:30 and packup 4:30-5 pm.

Please let Sue know if you are planning to come (mckendrick2007@talktalk.net).  For insurance purposes, please make sure you are a Shandon Local Food Group member – simply email shandonfood@hotmail.co.uk.

Directions: From Shandon go along Myreside Road, past the Watsons Pavillion, stadium and foot bridge; after 100 metres you will see the garden entrance through a large black gate on the left hand side.

There is a portaloo and tool shed.  Note that the portacabin with toilet and small kitchen has been moved to the site of the new garden (June2014).

Please see below for a few photos of our special fun meeting on Sunday 5th January which attracted around 50 people.

http://royaledinburghcommunitygardens.wordpress.com/

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Sunday 5th January: Community Garden Tour

Shandon Local Food Group’s community gardeners (Sue, Teresa, Martyn, Eddie, Margon and children) would like to welcome you to join us on Sunday 5th January for a fun session in the Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens- all ages welcome (though children should be supervised by a parent/carer).

Please meet Teresa at the community notice board outside Margiotta’s on Harrison Gardens at 1:30 pm next Sunday 5th January so we can walk over to the gardens together; or meet us at 2 pm at the gardens (directions below).

We will take a tour (with treasure hunt theme) of the existing garden and the new proposed site.  We’ll collect some things as we go and create a “nature art gallery” when we get back to base.  We’ll have a fire (and/or use a storm kettle depending on the weather) and have tea, mulled apple juice and snack.

Please let Sue know if you are planning to come (mckendrick2007@talktalk.net so we can manage numbers).  For insurance purposes, please make sure you are a Shandon Local Food Group member – simply email shandonfood@hotmail.co.uk.

Directions: From Shandon go along Myreside Road, past the Watsons Pavillion, stadium and foot bridge; after 100 metres you will see the garden entrance through a large black gate on the left hand side.  There is a portacabin with toilet, tools and small kitchen where we meet.

Hope to see you there on Sunday 5th January or any first Sunday of each month at 2 pm.  Please see the gallery of pictures below for photos from previous Sunday sessions.

http://royaledinburghcommunitygardens.wordpress.com/

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Caley Sample Room: “Autumn Meal”: Thursday 21st November, 7.30pm

Caley Sample Room

Please join us, whether alone or in a group, at our Autumn Shandon Local Food Group Meal:

THURSDAY 21st November 7.30PM

3 courses £17:50

Starter

Venison Carpaccio with Deep fried Capers,

Shaved Parmesan and Rock Salt

 

Sweet Potato, Beetroot & Goats Cheese Stack with

Toasted Pine Nuts & Basil Pesto (v)

 Main

Organic Mutton, Pearl Barley & Kale Stew Cooked in Beer

 

(Beer to be confirmed!)

or

Wild Mushroom & Chestnut Wellington with

 

Tomato and Tarragon Sauce (v)

Pudding

 

Dark Chocolate & Chilli Torte with Mulled Berries

Book now to avoid disappointment: 0131 337 7204

or email neil@thecaleysampleroom.co.uk.

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Tuesday 17th September 7.30pm Community Meal at Bia Bistrot

Tuesday 17th September 7.30pm Community Meal at Bia Bistrot,

Collinton Rd near Holy Corner (book direct on 452 8453 info@biabistrot.co.uk).

We usually have one large table downstairs and can be guaranteed a lovely 3 course meal for £15 with seasonal produce.  We will try to source some produce from the community garden, if possible.

 

bia bistrot

 

Shandon local food group meal

Tuesday 17th of September

7.30pm

3 courses £15

Starters

 

Duck liver parfait, 8 grain bread toast

-or-

Courgette & Puy lentil salad

Mains

 

Risotto cakes, garden vegetables

-or-

Borders game Pithivier, crushed roots

Sweets

 

Lemon posset, late berry compote

-or-

Biggar blue cheese, honeyed walnuts

 

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Saturday 31st August 2013, 6-7.30 pm Bring and Share Event

Bring and Share Event
Saturday 31st August 2013, 6-7.30 pm
Polwarth Church Hall
Please join us for our family friendly community meal.
Please bring along a homemade dish to share or make a donation to help cover the hall hire.
•Fresh local produce ready to share
•Information on local food group
•If you don’t want to bring a dish you can make a donation.
•Arrive early so as not to miss out!
We will be setting up from 5:30 pm.  Helpers would be welcome.  Please contact us <shandonfood@hotmail.co.uk> if you are able to help. thanks very much.
Hope to see you there!
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