In the absence of any real snow so far this Winter, here are some pictures of a recent hoar frost that crystal candied the landscape and looked absolutely stunning… Continue reading A Beautiful Hoar Frost
Yesterday was Scotland’s Garden Scheme’s biggest garden opening event of the year – The Garden of Cosmic Speculation at Portrack, near Dumfries. It’s a private garden and only opens one day a year via SGS and tickets were sold out a few weeks ago. Continue reading The Garden of Cosmic Speculation Open Day
Sadly, I’ll not be able to make this as I’ll be up running The Road to the Isles half marathon in Arisaig, however, it looks like a lovely day out in a beautiful part of Scotland. Continue reading Lanark FlowerFest 10th – 12th May
Ever since I read Seeds of Blood and Beauty, a fascinating book about the preeminence of the early Scottish plant hunters, not to mention an abundance of untimely and sometimes intriguing deaths, I’ve been fascinated by these early pioneers of horticulture. Continue reading The Explorer’s Garden in Pitlochry
Anyone know of any Scottish-based community groups who might benefit from a visit to one of our gardens…? Continue reading Looking for Community Groups who’d Like to Visit a Garden…
The Power of Food Festival will return to Edinburgh for two days of celebration of community food growing.
Gardening Scotland is one of my fave (and usually expensive) days out, although I don’t think I’ve ever paid full price for a ticket yet, thanks to the voucher deals that usually crop-up (no pun intended 🙂 Continue reading Gardening Scotland June – Tickets just £10 at mo…
Yesterday afternoon we headed over to Whitmuir Community Farm to take part in a joint event between Whitmuir and Food Communities.org where people were invited to visit the 2000m2 project at the farm and to bring homemade produce and seeds to swap with each other. I gingerly took my boxes of seeds out into the garden and shook the spiders out – thankfully I had LOADS to take (seeds not spiders)! Continue reading Homemade Food and Seed Swap
We love going to Whitmuir Farm and this looks like a great event – not that we need an excuse to pop over – hopefully see a few of you there…
This FREE event has been organised by Food Communities & Whitmuir Community Farm. Everyone is very welcome to come along and you don’t have to bring something to swap, so please tell your friends! Bring your favourite homemade dishes, bakes, sweets, preserves etc and also any seeds to swap amongst the group.
We will meet in the 2000m² polytunnel at 4pm on Sunday 25th Feb for a tour of the 2000m² Project, showcasing the growing, composting and cooking activities that the project has been undertaking this year as part of its Food for a Better Climate project. At around 5pm we will go to the Whitmuir Organics Cafe where we will have our homemade food and seeds swap and a pickling and preserving workshop. Hot food will be provided free in the cafe by the 2000m² Project. The event will finish at around 6.30pm.
What can I bring to swap at the event?
You can bring any homemade food you think will be of interest to other swappers (e.g. your best bread, tastiest soup, yummiest cake). This is an opportunity to showcase your cooking talents and try the food of other people in your community. We will also be swapping seeds.
Will we be eating the homemade food we swap at the event?
No. You should bring containers (e.g. tupperwares) to take your items home with you. We are not permitted to have homemade food consumed in the cafe.
How should I bring my homemade food to the event?
You should bring your food divided into small portions so that lots of people can sample it. Please also bring a printed list of ingredients to accompany your food in the interest of other swappers with dietary requirements.
Is there anything else I should bring with me?
If you can, it would be good to bring one or two empty and clean glass jars for the pickling and preserving workshop. Don’t worry if you don’t have any handy though, as there will be spares available.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This is family friendly event however we would ask that any child under the age of 16 is accompanied by an adult as this is a working farm.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is no public transport to the event but we would encourage car sharing. Please get in touch if you would like to provide or accept a lift.