Transition group receives update on latest initiatives

Pictured are four of the girls with honey and other products from bees standing in front of their storyboard

Pictured are four of the girls with honey and other products from bees standing in front of their storyboard

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The Transition City Brechin group met to receive an update on a number of initiatives being undertaken by various organisations in Brechin.

Members were delighted to receive an invitation to visit the New Friends Nursery on Friday, September 20, to find out what the children have been doing to learn about local produce including growing fruit and vegetables in their own allotment.

In advance of the visit, the group’s press officer visited the nursery to take some photos of the children’s work.

One big project the children have illustrated in colourful detail is about the life of bees.

The enthusiasm they have for their subject was inspiring.

This project is fitting in very well with the Harvest Meal Challenge issued to pupils in the Brechin schools cluster recently, which will be celebrated with a taste of local produce at Andover Primary School on September 27, and sits alongside the Taste of Angus Festival led by Angus Council and runs from tomorrow (Saturday).

Chairman of the group Derek Harper explained: “We have been greatly encouraged by the participation of the children and young people in projects like these, which celebrate and recognise the importance of local producers.

“Angus is renowned for the excellent quality of food produced within the county, and it’s vital that we all do our best to support that important aspect of our local economy.

“The involvement of the youngest members of our community with local producers is enjoyable as well as educational.

“The Transition City Brechin group is looking forward to their visit on September 20, and the Harvest Taster meal on September 27.

“At our next meeting, we will be planning future events and projects to help achieve our longer-term aims.

“The group is fairly small at present and other interested local residents are welcome to join us to share their knowledge and experience which can benefit our community.”