Hearst & Gaither
South Skye celebrated food from field to fork in two events for the finale of the Highlands and Island Climate Festival on 30th September.
An Crùbh’s Community Festival featured crofters Susan Walker and Gavin Parson who explained how they grow, harvest, process and store food to have their own home-grown supplies year-round. This was followed by a shared lunch.There were also seed swaps, a stall by Lochalsh Reuse & Recycle Hub, and ‘letters to the Earth’ penned by visitors to Highlands and Islands Hub events with reflections on what they would say to our planet, and what our futures might look like. In the evening, a film showcased 10 communities across the Highlands and Islands that are successfully increasing local sustainability and climate resilience.
The Community Picnic at the Hebridean Inn featured a smörgåsbord of delicious home-produced food, an opportunity to try out e-bikes from Kyle Community Ebikes, Robyn Sands and community artwork with natural and waste materials, Ishbel Strachan and students providing the music, a plant swap and the launch of the community party kit, as well as plenty of convivial conversation. If you are hosting a party you don’t need to reach for the throw-away plates any more, as the community party kit has everything you need, and there is enough to serve a wedding. Contact the Highland Community Waste Partnership for information.