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Reposted from Edinburgh City Council / University of Edinburgh â€“ see Edible Edinburgh for more information or download Edible Edinburgh 5 Oct flier 500kBÂ – thanks to David Somervell for alerting us to this,
Please join us on Saturday 5th October in Bristo Square and Potterrow, University of Edinburgh for this Feeding the 5,000 event, with community stalls showcasing local food related action and a discussion about the future of Edinburgh as a sustainable food city.
Community stalls open from 11am in Potterrow, with a free lunch being served outside in Bristo Square from 12pm until 5,000 portions run out or we close at 4pm!
The purpose of this event is to:
Inspire awareness about local food production, food waste and social responsibility.
Engage Edinburgh residents about the proposed strategy to develop Edinburgh as a Sustainable Food City and launch â€œEdible Edinburghâ€ â€“ an action group of the re-established Edinburgh Sustainable Development Partnership.
Feeding the 5000 is a campaign launched in 2009 to raise awareness of the amount of food wasted locally, nationally and globally and how we can solve this. Following successful events in London, Paris, Bristol, Manchester and other cities across Europe, we are planning Scotlandâ€™s very first Feeding the 5000 event in Edinburgh on Saturday 5th October 2013.
5,000 people will be fed with a delicious free meal created by celebrity chefs and community groups from ingredients that might otherwise have been thrown away. Along with participatory cooking sessions, educational and campaign stalls and more, the two days are sure to be a must for anyone who enjoys good food and cares about food waste.
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