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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Lifelong learning for a greener future
May08

Lifelong learning for a greener future

Intrinsic to everything we do at Fyne Futures, the same core elements always exist. Environment, education and community are the three driving factors in all of our core business units. Take Bute Produce for example; whilst it is easy to see how our organic growing principles and permaculture practices are there to best serve the ground we work with, digging a little deeper will show a far more detailed story. The garden delivers...

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Get ready to pass it on
Feb01

Get ready to pass it on

Its coming up to that time of year again; where the ethos of reuse and upcycling mix with the generosity of the people of Scotland. Few places is this as successful as here on Bute. Pass It On Week takes place between 10th and 18th of March and though there is over a month to go people are already gearing up in readiness. Local parent and toddler groups are looking for ways to pass on games and toys that are no longer of interest to...

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The Wee Greenhoos
Jan31

The Wee Greenhoos

In the next fortnight you may spot a flurry of activity taking place up at the Bute Produce community garden. The youth of Rothesay are keen to get involved in the learning opportunities available, and plans are underway to teach them how to create their very own ‘wee greenhoos’. Achievement Bute will be working in partnership with Bute Produce during the February school break to deliver a three day activity which will be...

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