Let’s get more on the Fife Diet

Director Mike Small gives a presentation at the BLASDA Brunch Scotland's local community food festival organised by the Fife Diet
Director Mike Small gives a presentation at the BLASDA Brunch Scotland's local community food festival organised by the Fife Diet
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AN AWARD-WINNING Burntisland project has recently announced plans for a new food programme.

And the Fife Diet, which is now Europe’s largest local food project, hopes it will expand its current membership from 3000 to 6000 over the next three year.

The project will see the creation of regular Carbon Impact Reports on the group’s collective emission reductions plus a new programme to get encourage communities to take part in its six-step plan to sustainable food.

The Fife Diet also plans to focus on its ‘‘growing community’’ scheme for urban agriculture and forest gardening in Kirkcaldy.

Mike Small, project director, said: “We are delighted to have receive continued support from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

‘‘Changing the food system is a key part of us as a nation achieving our ambitious climate change targets and creating a zero-carbon Scotland.

Austerity

“In times of ongoing austerity we will be working closely with low-income communities across the region and finding solutions to the practical problems of access and affordability.”

The Fife Diet is also currently working on a brand new initiative to deliver innovative workshops around growing, working with WWF Scotland.

The Seed Truck project, funded by the People’s Postcode, is being launched next month and will see a mobile unit travelling the country to educate and inspire people to get involved with local produce.

Local food

The venture will seek to replicate its success across Scotland educating communities about growing their own food, sourcing it locally and showing people how to cook with seasonal produce.

The food truck itself will be powered by chip fat oil, demonstrating the concept of recycling using food waste.

The Fife Diet was originally launched as a voluntary network in October 2007 and began as a small number of people interested in local food.

It supports communities to re-localise their food supply and re-think their food culture.

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Visit www.fifediet.co.uk