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Calders We Are What We Eat happens every Wednesday evening, in the Calders Sheltered Housing, we always welcome new faces to join us.

We Are What We Eat are regular workshops where local people get together to gather, cook and eat food which doesn't cost the earth.

The sessions include foraging for wild food, cooking food from across the world, and learning how to cook affordable food and avoiding waste.

For those who are growing their own food, you will find out how to cook all the lovely fresh produce from your garden.


The initial concept of ‘We Are What We Eat’ was an informal evening gathering where people who care about growing and cooking good food can get to know other like-minded people, share recipes, cultures and connect with the social movement in Scotland for quality food produced and sold sustainably.

We have met residents from different cultural traditions who cooked delicious food for us with care and respect for the most humble ingredients and the environment. Their perspectives on food, cooking and ways of life have been inspiring and illuminating, supporting us to make the project relevant and accessible for a more diverse range of people.

Examples of previous activities:

- We have made Nettle Seed salt
- Tasting all the different varieties of tomatoes grown by garden members - so delicious amazing flavours and so fresh
- We made coleslaw and did some pickling with our wonderful purple cabbages
- Super Smoothies with veg harvested from the gardens
- Herbal Teas – nutritious & delicious!
- Seasonal Soup making
- Bread baking
- Wild Garlic Foraging along the canal

and much more.

Come and help us create.

Get in touch to enrol for one of the classes.

They are free for folk from Wester Hailes and the Calders
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
Wednesday 6pm - 8pm
Calder Drive / Calder Gardens Sheltered Housing Complex
EH11 4LN

South West 
Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 453 9400
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 10 October 2016