Bakery plans launched at community event

MORE than 50 folks of all ages enjoyed a night of fantastic food, drink and chat as exciting plans for a community bakery project in Drymen were unveiled.

Friday evening’s (19 February) Feast Together event – organised by Forth Environment Link’s Grow Forth and the team behind the bakery project – gave everyone the chance to hear about, and discuss, plans for a community bakery in Drymen.

Of course there was also the chance to try a range of breads and other dishes prepared by the team behind the bakery plan so feasters could find out for themselves why the bakery is such a good idea.

As well as the community bakery collective, Nikki Kenn and Emily Harvey of Grow Forth and Munro Gauld of the Scottish Land Fund were on hand to offer advice and answer questions.

Debra, Geoff and Alex of Edinburgh’s successful Breadshare project were also on hand to share their experiences of setting up and running a community bakery.

“We really want to get local people involved in the project,” explains Gartness-based Brian Wynne who is part of the Drymen initiative. “This event is a great way to spread the word and also a chance to learn from others like Breadshare.

“We’re keen include local schools and children – especially in helping us come up with more creative name ideas as an alternative to Drymen Community Bakery.”

The team is conducting a survey to measure the level of interest and views of local people. G63 readers can participate in the survey online here – it only tales a couple of minutes.

• For latest news and info, check Drymen Community Bakery on Facebook here.

Click the thumbnails in our gallery below to see full-size pictures from Feast Together…



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