August News and Events for the Slow Food Youth Network Scotland...
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SFYN Eat In:Leith!

When: Thursday 18th August, 7pm.
Where: Leith Community Croft, Leith Links, Edinburgh, EH6 7QR

Come and join Slow Food Youth Network Scotland for a pop-up, public, pot-luck dinner in Leith!

Want to escape the madness of the Fringe? Love meeting new people? Enjoy making, eating and sharing delicious food?
This is an event for you! All welcome, bring your friends & families.

Following on from the success of our 'Eat-In' on the Royal Mile last summer, this time we're relocating to Leith! Even more excitingly, Leith Community Crops in Pots have kindly agreed to host the Eat-In on their fabulous croft, just off Leith Links. Check them out here!

Bring crockery/cutlery, a dish to share, or just pop by to say hello. Please RSVP on our facebook event page so we have an idea of numbers!

Look forward to seeing you there - and fingers crossed for sunshine! 

A photo from last year's SFYN 'Eat In' on the Royal Mile.

Stop Press: SFYN Scotland at Wee Green Cinema!

When: From Sat 13th August
Where: Princes Stret Gardens, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH2 2HG

The Wee Green Cinema is a unique, bike and solar-powered cinema tent, which brings the best international environmental cinema to audiences across Scotland – all off-grid.

For the first time ever, this itinerant cinema is pitching up in the very heart of Edinburgh for a whole week, offering free screenings to audiences of all ages, throughout the day, with over 80 short films to choose from.

Each afternoon will offer a specific social or environmental focus, from biodiversity to energy via women’s empowerment, showcasing specially curated films and facilitating informal conversations with a range of inspiring Edinburgh-based environmental and social justice initiatives. This weekend will focus on sustenance and biodiversity and we will be taking part in Saturday's programme:


Join this Saturday for a day for SUSTENANCE, focusing on food and how this most essential need can be met without harming the planet or ourselves. 

From 3-4pm they will be screening a great range of short films exploring food in all its forms, with documentary, live action and animated films to enjoy. At 4:30pm the cinema will then be joined by representatives from the wonderful Edinburgh based organisations NourishThe Power of Food Festival and Slow Food Youth Network Scotland to discuss what actions they are taking to make the world a more sustainable place, and how you can get involved! The day will then be wrapped up with a screening of fantastic Doc of the Day, Good Things Await at 6pm which is a beautiful, lyrical account of an elderly Danish farmer’s bio-dynamic approach. 


On Sunday they celebrate biodiversity - from soil to gardening and the impact we can all make!

Join them for a fantastic and inspiring range of special short films from 3-4pm and then stay for an informal conversation with members from RSPB Scotland, The Conservation Volunteers and Gracemount Walled Gardens on the work they are doing and what steps you can take to help increase the biodiversity of your community.

Then at 6pm come along for their FREE Doc of the Day, the fantastic DIRT! the Movie - a beautiful exploration of the natural wonder beneath our feet. 

Come along and join in by cycling through the film to help power this unique cinema tent!

Please see daily events for the full programme of film titles and contributors – all events are FREE to attend.


Slow Food Edinburgh Trip to Falkland Kitchen Farm

A few places are still left for Slow Food Edinburgh's farm visit to Falkland Kitchen Farm on Saturday 20th August. Falkland Kitchen Farm is ran by Bryde who spoke at our 'Exploring Food Connections' event in April, so this is an unique opportunity to see the farm in person!

After the tour Bryde and her partner Nat, will be cooking a delicious buffet style dinner using products from their fields for us to enjoy outside, weather permitting! The visit will last 3 hours, 6 to 9pm and costs £20 per person inc. dinner. 

Slow Food are expecting people to organise their own journey but will be sure to allocate any remaining places in cars leaving from Edinburgh if you email on Alternatively the farm is also 15 minutes drive away from Ladybank train station (map here) and there are direct buses from Edinburgh. (More detailed bus transport information is included below)

To book your spot please phone Bryde direct on 0789 960 9410 or email, Make sure to indicate any dietary requirements for the meal, vegetarians will be well catered for!


SFYN Scotland: Coffee Loves Milk

We had a wonderful at Dear Green Coffee Roasters where we were hosted by Lisa who told us all about selecting Coffee and Bryce from West Mossgiel Farm who told us the story of his journey in taking over his family farm and producing non-homogenised milk. See our photos from the event here and read all about it on our blog soon! 

SFYN at Ed Food Festival

We also had a great time helping out at  Slow For Edinburgh's Edinburgh Food Festival stall this year over five themed days. We'll be updating all the #whatthefood questions we received on twitter shortly on our blog. 
Waiter's race at Edinburgh Food Festival.

 Other SFYN Events coming soon...

Why are sweet things so delicious?
We're also busy planning our next #whatthefood event which will take place in Edinburgh in September and will focus on sugar. Sugar has been branded as the new biggest evil by nutritionists. But is it really our fault if we love it? Guided by Dr Lois White, we'll learn about biology, history, tasting preferences, nutrition and the new sugar tax. Interesting tastes will be provided! Keep an eye on our facebook page for confirmation of the date and venue!
What is the Slow Food Youth Network?

The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) is an international network of young people who bring about changes in the field of food production and consumption. It was founded by a number of enthusiastic and motivated young people with a passion for good, clean and fair food, and with an interest in sustainability issues.

We are the world's future leaders, entrepreneurs, farmers and consumers. The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) was founded to make youth familiar with Slow Food's philosophy that says that all food should be Good, Clean and Fair. This means that food should be prepared with care and respect, grown as sustainable as possible and that the farmers and producers should get a fair wage.

SFYN raises awareness among young citizens and consumers to encourage and mobilize them in making responsible choices. It wants them to take part in the public debate about current issues, such as how to feed the world, what to do about food waste, and how to produce food as sustainable as possible.

Slow Food Youth Network Scotland's Eat In at the Royal Mile, where we invited passers by to join and discuss what food meant to them.
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