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Good News Thursday

Thu 23rd July 2015 - News

Good Morning! Let’s start the day with some good news…

You are reading Learning for Sustainability Scotland’s weekly news platform that shares all the good LfS news from our members. If you’d like to feature in Good News Thursday, see full details below.

ECO-DRAMA releases innovative new theatre production with Scotland’s first Living Stage…


Uprooted is a unique theatre production for children and families, featuring Scotland’s first Living Stage – a recyclable, biodegradable, edible set created from locally found, reclaimed materials and fusing live performance, music and living plants with innovative stage design, touring in August 2015.

Join us outdoors amongst a curious world of plants for an enchanting tale of kinship and home, told through music, movement, and multi-sensory storytelling. A waft of mint, a crunch of peas, a sprinkle of fresh herbs in a cup of tea…rediscover the joy of our natural world, and have a nibble on the home-grown set!

Part theatre show, part garden and part art installation, audiences will get the chance to interact by nibbling on plants, smelling herbs, and sampling drinks.

Uprooted is touring throughout August in and around Glasgow. Many of the sessions are free of charge (but tickets must be booked).

For full details, check out the website.

Scotland the Bread begins research project and turns the findings into a community project…

Scotland The Bread is a collaborative project to recreate a healthy, sustainable and locally-controlled grain, flour and bread supply for Scotland.

Research has shown that the wheat varieties in many of today’s popular bread may have less of the nutrients needed for health than in the past. Better grain and better bread can help solve our growing health problems, so Scotland the Bread has started research to find more nutritious wheats, suitable for low-impact farming.

And they’re passing on the skills that turn locally-grown wheat into delicious, healthy bread.

This month the project has raised almost £5,000 to help community groups grow their own healthy bread from the soil to the slice. Not only that, but Real Bread bakers around the UK have agreed to bake bread to reward everyone who pledges £25.

Find out more & meet the bakers involved here.

@scotlandbread / #scotlandthebread


The Soil Association and Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust are recruiting…

The Soil Association

Communications Manager based in Edinburgh

Soil Association Scotland is working to transform the culture of food and farming – which in turn will enable both people and the natural world to thrive. But we don’t do this alone.  In this exciting new role you will deliver campaigns and communications targeted to our key audiences, help grow our membership base and also provide a communications support function for partnership-led programmes including Crofting Connections and Edible Edinburgh. Working across the whole organisation, you will be a first rate communicator with a proven track record of delivering effective communications across the ‘mix’ – including marketing, PR, digital and social media. You will also have experience of working in a busy press office and of event management. For more info visit the website.

Closing date: 29 July 2015

Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust

PR & Marketing Officer based in Perth

Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust are looking for a PR and Marketing Officer to take responsibility for promoting the work of PKCT and encouraging people to enjoy the countryside of Perth and Kinross. The post is based in Perth with travel throughout Perth & Kinross, as well as occasionally further afield.  The post is 0.8 FTE (£20-25k pro rata). All the details can be found on their website and in the attached job description.

The closing date is Monday 3rd August 2015.

Good News Thursday…

…is a new weekly platform for you – LfS Scotland’s members – to celebrate the great work that our members have been doing. Let us shout it from the mountain tops to over 900 people across Scotland. If you have some good news you’d like to share, please email Abi Cornwall, Development Officer.

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