Gorgie City Farm Fundraiser

Gorgie City Farm needs your help!

Rising costs and a serious reduction in external funding has resulted in the City Farm asking its loyal visitors and supporters to help keep the Farm open.
Having supported the local community for 38 years, Gorgie City Farm works with over 100 volunteers every week through training, work experience, social opportunities and personal support.

On the 10 July 2016, SKYbar will be hosting a Fundraising Event - offering the best views in the city!

Enjoy a taste of Scotland’s seasonal larder by joining in with the newest local food project from the Forth Environment Link (FEL). 

The Stirling Food Hub aims to bring local food to local plates by connecting more of us with locally produced food. Later this year Striling Food Hub plan to host Stirling’s Food Assembly which will allow people to click on-line and collect a selection of local seasonal treats from the Cycle Hub.

Becky Pankhurst, the FEL Food Co-ordinator said:

Go Rural have launched a new venture offering guided farm tours this summer.

Tours at Balluderon Farm near Dundee will give visitors the chance to learn about life as farmers and the role they play in producing food.

A new documentary highlighting access to land issues across Europe is available to watch online. 

The 'Land for our Food' film follows the journey of Gavin Bridger, a grower from the Community Supported Agriculture project of Farnham Local Food in England, through various European countries in his quest of accessing land for agroecological farming.

The 34-minute 'road trip'  film was produced by the Access to Land network, a European network of grassroots organisations securing land for agroecological farming.

Know a farmer or farm business that deserves recognition? Enter or make a nomination for the British Farming Awards 2016 by 15 July.

Now in its fourth year, the awards recognise the hard work, innovation and determination of farming and showcase the achievements of farmers working in the UK agricultural industry.

Sarah Hyslop, Ayrshire LEADER Programme Manager, shares her experiences and reflections from the recent Swedish Rural Parliament event which took place in Visby, Gotland, Sweden from 27 to 29 May 2016.

A report has been published looking at options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Scottish farms.

The ClimateXchange report considers 20 options to reduce emissions including changes in management of fertiliser, soil and manure, livestock feeding and energy use.

Some of these changes require an investment in new tools, equipment or other installations on farm.

Twenty farms across Scotland will be opening their gates as part of Open Farm Sunday 2016.

This year's Open Farm Sunday takes place on 5 June. The annual celebration managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) sees farms across the UK welcome visitors to their farms.

Open Farm Sunday

Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s annual open day.

On Sunday 5 June, hundreds of farmers all over the country welcome visitors onto their farms to discover the world of farming. 

Open Farm Sunday, managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, over 1000 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed people onto their farm for one Sunday each year.

Open Farm Sunday - North Balluderon Farm

Caroline and Ross Millar are set to welcome hundreds of people on to their farm as part of Open Farm Sunday on Sunday 5th June.