“Edinburgh is a city where good food is available and accessible for all, making for healthy people, thriving communities and a sustainable environment.”
Food is healthy and fairly traded. Fresh produce is locally grown.
People can afford to eat well and food poverty is a thing of the past.
There is a thriving food economy with many more small and successful food businesses and great training to support them.
Culture is transformed and good food is at the centre of Edinburgh life.
The environment benefits from better ways of growing, shopping and eating food – better for wildlife and better for our planet.
Food is a multidimensional issue that effects everyone and everyone has their part to play in achieving the goal of true food security i.e. ʻsufficient food for everyone, always’ . Edible Edinburgh demonstrates this proposition, by, supporting and educating; growing and buying; cooking and eating – fresh, local, sustainable foods. Well done and thank you – Edible Edinburgh et al.
What is ‘scarfie soup’? Did you that Edinburgh grocers sold curry powder in 1798? Or that cooks in the 17th century made ‘marmalade with very little sugar’ because of the cost?
There’ll be street food vendors in the Gardens plus a dedicated covered Market for producers in the Spiegeltent. A full programme of events, talks, live cooking demonstrations and entertainment will be released in the coming months.
The Community Garden Essentials Training is a five day workshop programme for individuals and groups who would like to set up, develop and sustain a community-managed farm, garden or growing space. Each day includes a mix of practical workshops, site visits, discussions and networking opportunities to show what resources are available and give attendees confidence and skills to help to develop their projects.
PCHP’s Food team works with volunteers and local partners to support local people develop their understanding and knowledge to eat healthily on a budget including cooking skills, budgeting, meal planning and wider food issues.
Take part in this month’s pledge. Share your results with us on Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #EdiblePledge.
Today the journey our food takes from field to fork is increasingly complex; a route shaped by politics, economics, agriculture, aesthetics and more. Queen Margaret University is now offering a programme of food study which reflects this complexity to form a contemporary understanding of food culture, systems and communications.
Calling all students and recent graduates! Really pleased to announce that the University’s Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, in collaboration with EUSA are offering two paid summer placements through Bright Green Placements.
The inaugural Power of Food Festival kicked off the summer with a packed weekend of events and family activities celebrating community food growing across Edinburgh on the weekend of 20 and 21 June 2015.