By Toni Clark
On Saturday September 8th at 2pm Ross shire Waste Action Network (RoWAN) and Transition Black Isle (TBI) invite you to a fabulous, lip-smacking Pot-Luck Picnic at Loch na Mhoid, near Muir of Ord, one of the two community gardens linked to the Transition Black Isle group.
The community gardens and polytunnel will be open to all from 12.00 to 4.00pm as part of Blasda, www.blasda.org.uk Scotland’s local food feast, so feel free to come along anytime to have a look around the community growing areas. The picnic will start around 1pm- please bring along a contribution of something that you have made or grown that can be shared with others. Your dish can be savoury, sweet or a drink – the choice is yours.
Last year offerings included:
Rhubarb Salsa relish – Kathe, Oregon, USA
Croft courgette (or zucchini) bread – Alan, Muir of Ord
Quiche with croft-grown kale, tomatoes, onions and eggs – Tedi, Muir of Ord
Potato salad with croft-grown Juliette potatoes and French beans – Sharon, Muir of Ord
Herb and garlic flatbread –Sharon (my dish of the day)
American oatmeal cookies and rolled biscuits – made in the croft kitchen by Kathe
Fresh yellow plums – from the croft garden
Elderflower fizz – flowers from the tree by the pond – made by Toni
Red and white onion flans – made by Andrew at the croft
Roasted chicken – donated by Teen, Redcastle
During the day there time to chat informally with staff and volunteers about the work of both RoWAN and TBI – composting, reducing all manner of waste, volunteering, food growing, local transport, community markets. At 2.00pm there will be a short presentation and the RoWAN AGM. Everyone welcome
See Black Isle Transition for information on the community garden and a location map. Parking is limited so please either come by bike or share a lift. People can come by train to Muir of Ord and from there it’s either a lovely, level, 30 min walk or 12 min cycle along the old railway line to the venue. The No. 28 bus also comes to Muir of Ord from Inverness and Dingwall.
If you need further information please email email@example.com or ring 01463 871544.