MOO Food Muir of Ord
September 2020 news update Emma Whitham writes
MOO Food's edible village is really taking shape with the community orchard now in its third year and flourishing, the school garden now has its own orchard, growing boxes, jelly hedge row and poly tunnel, the village hall garden is bursting with life too with a herb garden and 5 growing boxes; throughout the village there are a further two pocket orchards and in total 25 grow boxes all containing seasonal vegetables and herbs for the whole community to enjoy.
The MOO Community fridge continues to be the main platform for sharing all surplus produce in the village, whether that be from local retailers, MOO Food growing spaces or community members. Currently, monthly donations are ten times that of 2 years ago, which is resulting in significant carbon savings.
The MOO Food staff recently launched a new project - Scran Not Scraps. This project is about reducing food waste and increasing carbon literacy. The plan for the coming months is to launch a Zero Waste Kitchen campaign and a Casserole Club. To keep up to date with all MOO Food activities please visit www.moofood.org
(Earlier information from Facebook, October 2017)
MOO Food is a social enterprise based in Muir of Ord with a vision to create an inclusive hub for producing environmentally conscious food that sustains a healthy, empowered, low carbon community.
To inspire healthy, environmentally friendly living and give the Muir of Ord community opportunity to reduce carbon footprint and contribute to the production of affordable, chemical free food. Whilst providing hands-on learning opportunities and increasing social capital.
MOO Food Aims
- to improve access to affordable, local, seasonal, chemical free fruit and vegetables
- to inspire healthy, sustainable, green living
- to provide opportunities for the community to be active
- to empower the community by increasing knowledge and confidence through delivering a suite of courses on growing fruit and veg, food preparation, nutrition, waste reduction and composting, and ongoing support
- to increase social capital by bringing people together and facilitating sharing of knowledge and skills within the community and to prepare the younger generation for the future
- to facilitate an organic waste collection service and community composting
- to be inclusive
- Wednesday 16 June
- NA 'The Story of Plastic' film discussion - Skye Climate Action
- Tuesday 22 June
- 19:30 SCCAN/TBI/Pebble Trust - Food Alliances: Early Lessons from Highland Good Food
- Tuesday 6 July
- 19:30 TBI Admin (Directors) meeting, 7.30 online (?)
- Saturday 31 July
- NA CCT Black Isle Photographic Competition closes
- Sunday 1 August
- NA Climate Fèis: Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh - all month
- Saturday 14 August
- 14:00 Black Isle Horticultural Society Summer show 2021
- Thursday 4 November
- NA Cycling Scotland Conference 2021
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