Site visit to Bread Matters, Macbiehill Farm
We are pleased to welcome our newest associate member of Open Jar Collective, Beth Ramsay. Beth is an artist based in Newcastle and has recently been working with Pollinaria, an organic farm and artist residency programme in rural Abruzzo, Italy. Her research has involved collecting interviews with farmers, millers and bakers about their take on the future of grain based agriculture. Find out more here.
Beth will be joining Open Jar at the Concrete Garden for our latest project, Global Canteen, which will involve regular cookery sessions and pop-up food sharing events. Together we will be experimenting with local seasonal food inspired by recipes from around the world with communities in Possilpark, and are excited to be taking part in ‘Scotland the Bread’ a project that seeks to reconnect people with their bread from soil to slice.
Last week we visited Bread Matters at Macbiehill Farm where we were introduced to some of the heritage grains being grown on site, including wheat, rye, spelt, barley, and oats. We are looking forward to experimenting with Scottish winter wheat at the Concrete Garden, all the way from planting, to threshing, milling, and baking.
More information on the Global Canteen project and Scotland the Bread coming soon!
Photographs by Clementine Sandison