The award-winning Fife Diet project has received backing from the People’s Postcode Lottery for its brand new Seed Truck.

The project will centre around a vehicle fuelled entirely by recycled chip-fat oil, demonstrating re-use of food waste and zero emission transport.

The Seed Truck – ‘planting the seed of a better food system’ – will tour schools, community groups, nurseries and events to run workshops on soil improvement, heritage seeds, wild food, grow your own and local sourcing.

Director of WWF Scotland Dr Richard Dixon expressed delight over the award, and said that it marks the start of a really exciting project to promote a sustainable food revolution across Scotland. 

“These changes will help reduce the environmental impact of the choices we make around what we eat and where it comes from,” he said.

Describing how the money will be spent, Mike Small, Director of Fife Diet said that the Seed Truck will take a series of food and growing workshops across the country.

They will demonstrate how to grow your own food, improve soil fertility, permaculture, and techniques to source food locally and sustainably.

“This is part of the great transition we are all faced with to move towards a low carbon future,” said Mike.

The Fife Diet has delivered free cookery and garden workshops to hundreds of people over the last four years and is about to produce it’s own Food Policy Review.

Further information can be found at http://fifediet.co.uk

 

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