Monday, June 02, 2014

EATS, Food for Free North Fife.

On Friday 30th May interested peoples assembled in Newburgh North Fife to partake in a seminar on how to create an EATS (Edible And Tasty Space) A grass roots movement. Converting public grassed spaces into productive and attractive amenities for the benefit of all.

Refreshments before the start.
Kevin O'Kane starts the ball rolling in Newburgh Church of Scotland, the use of donated free for Christians and mainly others. An appreciated gesture.

Lesley Riddock speaks eloquently on empowering communities and the importance of food and her recent book. Blossom.Blossom: What Scotland Needs to Flourish (Viewpoints)

Greig Robertson instructs in an entertaining and anecdotal way of his experience in converting moribund spaces into productive amenity communal gardens. See

Alan Carter enthusing Forest Gardens beyond the allotment fence. Basically planting trees, shrubs and plants that require no maintenance, all in accord and in the right place. Alan's web site reveals a lot of good information.

David Ross with help from his daughters replanted the space in front of the Laing Library Newbugh. Instruction was of planting a mixture of edibles mixed with flowers, Marigolds, for instance scent the area and mask cabbage from butterfly laying eggs and so it goes on....mindful planting that requires no maintenance . This is how it was last year.
Newburgh Community Orchard. Goes beyond the ordinary.

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