Incredibly Edible Dunbar Project
Our recent public consultation regarding local food provides the evidence that many people in the Dunbar area do try to and do want to eat more locally grown food. Our research and consultation documents the most immediate barrier to people being able to eat more locally grown food is access.
Incredibly Edible Dunbar and District aims to help reconnect people to their land/ soil/ resources and climate around them. It aims to make it easier for people to have access to: local food, knowledge, skills and tools to increase awareness about food miles and food waste; to develop practical local ways forward to reduce food miles and food waste and make it easier for people to access and eat locally grown food.
- To initiate and facilitate households and neighbourhood groups representing a range of ages and gender throughout ward 7;
- To increase awareness about and action towards reducing food miles and food waste;
- Enabling neighbourhoods to identify practical achievable ways they can work together to reduce their food miles and food waste;
- Facilitating people to assess, monitor and reduce their food miles and food waste;
- To enable people to identify existing local skills and tools and to identify and source the sorts of knowledge, skills and tools they need to reduce food miles and food waste (from preparing and planting gardens to preserving and sharing produce).
- To identify and initiate project which will contribute towards making it easier for more people to access the above.
- To enthuse and support people to make other carbon reduction changes in the homes and lifestyles.