Fyne Futures shortlisted
Aug16

Fyne Futures shortlisted

A lot can happen in a month. Barely have a few weeks gone by since Fyne Futures hosted cabinet secretary for environment and climate change Roseanna Cunningham. Ms Cunningham toured our recycling centre, learning how the introduction of the Scottish Governments deposit return scheme would impact upon social enterprises running recycling and reuse operations. She then followed this with a visit to Chapel Hill raised bed garden, meeting...

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Festive food for thought
Dec14

Festive food for thought

The festive season is now close at hand, and the Bute Carbon Free Food project has entered its third event. During this event we were introduced to a series of seasonal tasty dishes, and our event was hosted by local caterers Smith and Gray. They welcomed us, speaking about how different faiths use seasonal produce in different ways during their celebration periods to create a selection of dishes. We were then treated to a selection...

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Winter cooking means sharing
Nov27

Winter cooking means sharing

The ongoing Bute Carbon Free Food project took another turn recently as the cooking course continued with their ‘Pot Luck’ event. With members of the community bringing food that they enjoyed, it proved an opportunity for those there to share the reasons for their choices. It was also a chance to discuss where food had come from. Some of the meals had been made using local produce grown at Bute Produce, whilst some had...

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Teaching To Support A Local Economy
Aug02

Teaching To Support A Local Economy

A very important part of the work we do at Fyne Futures involves education. This comes in many forms; working directly with local schools and nurseries to teach about our environment, on the job training for our employees and volunteers, offering public talks to community groups. As part of our ongoing ‘Carbon Free Food’ project, and in co-operation with Incredible Edible Bute, we were recently fortunate enough to offer...

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Chapel Hill accessible raised bed garden launched
Jun26

Chapel Hill accessible raised bed garden launched

The sun shone down on a glorious Sunday afternoon as the Incredible Edible Bute group launched the Chapel Hill accessible gardens. The raised beds are the latest site that the group will be tending, and the gardens include an area that act as a training area for delivering learning courses. The day began with a visit from Brendan O’Hara MP who saw the selection of fruit and vegetables that will be available for free in the community...

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