Bute Carbon Free Families

The Bute Carbon Free Familes Project will be led by Fyne Futures Ltd in collaboration with Incredible Edible Bute volunteers, and Rothesay Joint Campus will offer a range of activities for Isle of Bute Community to reduce their carbon footprint through local seasonal food and making things last. The project will facilitate discussion about climate change by growing and sharing locally grown food; repairing and upcycling household items and will increase understanding of climate change and environmental threats in the local community by making practical changes. We are delighted that Keep Scotland Beautiful have chosen to support our community with year 2 funding to build on the successes of Bute Carbon Free Food project achieved during 2018. We look forward to more people will joining the Incredible Edible Bute volunteers to grow food within Rothesay townscape, and support new sites being brought into production. Whether it is sharing free food from the sites or attending one of our cookery events, celebrating local, seasonal, carbon free food will be a feature of the year. The focus on Carbon Free Families will let us explore how we can “make things last”. Learning skills to repair, upcycle and repurpose household items is a fun way to use what you have and stop useful resource going into landfill. Look out for workshops and events over the coming year.

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  • Growing and Sharing Free Food: become an Incredible Edible Volunteer.  This involves some light gardening activity, growing a range of vegetables, fruits and herbs, at sites around Rothesay.  There is usually tea and cake!  Produce will be freely available for anyone to harvest when ready. 
  • Using local produce: come along to one of the food events.  Opportunity to share your culinary skills or new learn ones, by coming along, having a go and having a taste!
  • Horticultural Skills: sign up  for a workshop or training event.  There will be programme covering: Grow Your Own, Seed Saving, Master Composting, and Beekeeping.  All you need to know to make a positive change in where your food comes from.
  • Making Things Last: come along for an introduction to repair, reuse and upcycle household items.  Working with textiles, wood items, and easy white goods repairs; and turning waste wood into useful stuff!

To find out more about an activity or event – email admin @ fynefutures.org.uk with subject “Bute Carbon Free Food”.  Check out Facebook @incredibleediblebute and @buteproduce for more details about individual events.  Or telephone 01700 503181 and speak to one of the team.