Foraging for food in our shared environment is part of our culture and history, but modern landscaping trends often leave public spaces sterile with non-native and non-food plants. Recently there has been a resurgence of growing food within our shared landscape, with projects like Incredible Edible Todmorden and Fife EATS. These projects not only provide no-cost, healthy food, but also stimulate wider health benefits and landscape enhancement and reduce maintenance costs.
Alistair Macleod from the Anstruther and District Allotments Association will take us on a journey along Anstruther’s Edible Routeway, begun in 2015 to replace substantial tree losses but which can also provide a regular, seasonal food source that is easy to maintain, whilst adding visual and wildlife value. The project now has 4 sites and is looking to increase community planting along key routes.