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Bye for now...

Thank you to the Community Food SEN and Roundtable. I am finishing up with Senscot this week as I am off to run Tribe Porty, a co-working community hub in Portobello. Applications for my post have been accepted and the position will hopefully be filled by April. Best of luck to you all and please get in touch with Sarah if you have any questions or news to share about community food.   

Warm wishes,

*Grow Stronger: Mapping Community Food and Growing - 16th March*
Grow Stronger is inviting Community Garden and Food workers from across Edinburgh for a day of networking and workshops, helping us all to forge sustainable and lasting links with each other and map our wider communities.
Eventbrite link here.


Trellis National Therapeutic Gardening Conference
12th March 2015 from 9:30 to 16:00
At The Bield at Blackruthven, Blackruthven House, Perth PH1 1PY
Cost £50 including lunch and refreshments  (£40 for Trellis members)
The conference is for everyone interested in the benefits of gardening.
It offers a unique opportunity to make new contacts, share knowledge and ideas with fellow therapeutic gardeners, health and care practitioners.  With over 100 delegates, it’s an experiential and interactive event comprising variety of workshops, garden project showcases as well as a garden tour of Southton Smallholding, an organic garden and animal smallholding maintained by young people and adults with learning disabilities.
BOOK your place at this inspirational day.
To download a booking form click the links for a Word.doc or .pdf version
For more information about the event, including workshops on offer see here.


Throughout the Year of Food and Drink 'Scotland Food and Drink' will be celebrating Scotland’s food and drink industry and all those connected with it. #ScotFood is a one hour, twitter chat which takes place between 9-10pm on the first of every month, it is hosted through the  @Eat_Scottish twitter handle and focuses on the monthly themes
Click here to see what's on at 'Gastrofest' during Edinburgh's International 
Science Festival during April 2015.
Join Fife Diet at one of their free community lunches, or host your own on Sunday 8th March.
The Fife Diet grew by bringing people together to celebrate, cook and share food. As they close after eight years work, they're doing that again. Lunches to celebrate the work of the project, and the wider local food movement in Scotland are happening across the region and across the country. This is your last chance to join in with a Fife Diet event, so please do take part! 
Nourish Food Leadership Programme

Nourish would like to invite you to their first Food Leadership Programme taking place this summer. The programme will be a cornerstone in building a Scotland-wide movement for a sustainable food system, and will lay the foundation for a longer leadership programme to be held in 2016.
Blurb below and details here.
"From the 13th to the 17th of July, we're gathering 25 aspiring change-makers from across Scotland for a five-day collective learning journey. The aim is to untangle the food system in all its complexity and develop the skills to make a real difference, within your own field and together with others across the board. We'd like to welcome participants from all different corners of the food system: growers, farmers, retailers, cooks, community organisers, activists, policymakers, procurement officers, journalists, nutritionists, educators, researchers… Everyone will be a learner and teacher both at the same time."
CF SEN member You Can Cook are developing a new workshop called 'Energised Lunches' which covers what to eat and drink during your working day to maximise energy and productivity and also what to avoid.  Food Innovation @ the University of Abertay assessed and scientifically tested the health benefits and nutritional value of  â€˜Energised Lunches’.  The results showed an academically evidenced increase in staff productivity and reduction in absenteeism following completion of the workshop. They now wish to see whether there would be a demand for this service, please take a few minutes to fill in their short survey.
In our autumn update we reported on Nourish Scotland's annual conference. To follow this up Nourish have just released their conference report, which can be found here. Their most recent magazine is also worth a read, here.
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