In Fork In The Road’s final month in Craigmillar we collaborated with a local story teller, took the kitchens up a huge hill to look over Craigmillar Castle Park for a historical food workshop and finally celebrated the final event  by returning to the local Wauchope Garden to make concrete gardening stools with the gardeners.

Before the project started we couldn’t have imagined how many different things we’d do, and the welcome that the project received in Craigmillar was amazing. It was quite a wrench to leave, but there were new challenges and gardens to visit in Wester Hailes, so on the 24th of July Fork In The Road cycled from Craigmillar all the way to Wester Hailes, entirely on cycle path! We met lots of people on our journey and chatted about food, local growing projects and the benefits of cycling and using a trailer with your bike.

Fork In The Road has settled into its new home at WHALE Arts in the heart of Wester Hailes, a local hub of creativity and community projects. It didn’t take long before the kitchens were out into the community. In the last week of July the kitchens have been making communal meals and sharing food in three different gardens! We shared locally grown veggie salads in the Grass Roots Remedies garden on a scorching Friday, and then locally grown veggie soup for the Calders Day and the following Clovenstone Play Day.

What’s next? August is a busy month in Edinburgh, and outside the city centre is no exception! Fork In The Road will be collaborating closely with WHALE and local food project Tasting Change to bring food related workshops into outdoor spaces, as well as working with EVOC and Grass Roots Remedies for some one-off events.