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Our next Conversation

Skye Climate Action's next Conversation is on Thursday 19th November at 7 pm, on the theme of "Sharing the passion for Climate Action across the area”.

We are delighted that Trish Robertson, chair of the Highland Council Climate Change Working Group will speak to the theme. Planet Sutherland, Transition Black Isle and Knoydart Forest Trust will also be with us to share what they are doing, and we have invited representatives from the Small Isles, Lochcarron and Lochalsh. 

Please join us to hear what is happening across our area, and meet our neighbours taking action on the Climate Emergency.  Contact us for the zoom link.

Saturday 5th December:
Tree Dressing Day and World Soil Day

 

Tree dressing day is a time for people to gather and celebrate trees in their community, a tradition that is carried out in many different ways around the world.

Broadford Outdoor School will hold their Dress a Tree event at  the Christmas Market at Camping Skye (10 am to 3 pm). The children will show their finger knitting and weaving skills, and create decorations from the forest floor using natural and found materials, and possibly even Japanese mud balls (dorodango).  Sound intriguing?  Visit the Christmas Market to see what the children have been up to. 


To mark World Soil Day, Skye Climate Action is planning an online viewing of Kiss the Ground, an inspirational film about combating climate change by restoring soil health. View the trailer here. We are waiting for final confirmation from the distributors so that you will be able to view the film at 6.30 pm (or via Netflix at any time), followed by an online discussion from 8-9 pm. More details to follow, or contact Anne for more information. 

Highland Council Food Growing Strategy: 
Your input is requested

 

The Covid19 pandemic has stimulated a lot of interest in local food growing across the Highland region, including our Grow Skye! Dùisg an talamh  project.

The Highland Council is keen to support and encourage more local food growing amongst communities. The Council has produced a draft food growing strategy and action plan and is asking for Highland residents' views on its proposals.

Please have a read of the strategy, which is relatively short and accessible with some interesting examples of different types of local food growing.  The consultation only has six questions to answer. The Highland Council wants to know, for example, what resources communities need for food growing, such as capital items, officers for upskilling and training, land etc. So, if you are interested in food and growing please take a few minutes to give your views and help shape the way the Council will support local food growing.

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