Scotland The Bread wants to empower communities with the skills, knowledge and support to grow and bake with more nutritious grains, creating flavoursome, slowly-fermented bread that everyone can enjoy.
We support a growing network of community organisations that bring people together and strengthen skills to grow, harvest, thresh, mill and bake with local grains. Our work empowers local stakeholders to work alongside members of their community and connect people with the local flour movement across Scotland – but we want to do more.
Our crowdfunding campaign aims to raise at least £20,000 to support the expansion of our community engagement projects, to help more people to become active food citizens and give low income communities greater access to Scotland The Bread’s nutritious flour and bread made with it. Funds raised will enable our team to extend support for communities to create, participate in and celebrate a more local and healthy flour and bread supply through securing the staff, skills and resources to deliver the project. Our plans include:
- community-building events providing opportunities for on-site education and interaction
- match-making / skill-sharing opportunities between a network of community growers and professional bakers to increase local resilience and abilities
- developing toolkits for schools or groups empowering children to learn, grow and bake together
- enhancing the resources available for communities to participate in citizen science while they grow their own local crops, so that data from community growers feeds into STB’s wider research into better grains
We want to take better flour to the people, make bread that’s better for ourselves, our communities and for the environment. Can you help us?
With many thanks from the team at Scotland The Bread