Paw print, your pet’s carbon footprint.

Pets have co-evolved with mankind for thousands of years. Domestic dogs were thought to have evolved from domesticated grey wolves in the Middle East around 15 000 years ago. Archaeological evidence shows dog bones together with human bones from 14700 years ago, but new evidence from a 35000 year old Siberian wolf bone suggests an earlier date of between 27 and 40000 years ago after the last Ice Read More…

Kale Chips! recipe

It’s February and the community gardens still have food in them, including Brassicas, the cabbage family plants. Kale, cabbage, and brussels sprouts are still green and seem to shrug off the snow and frosts and even keep growing (all be it slowly). So what tasty treats can we make with these? One of my favorites is Kale Chips. For Kale Chips, all you need are: some kale leaves- washed, the tRead More…

Food Waste Study Needing Students!

Researchers from the University of Stirling have teamed up with Zero Waste Scotland to roll out a study looking at student experiences of food waste across Angus and Fife. If you are self-catered student in shared accomodation that they’d love to hear from you. The bonus – a prize draw! You will be submitted to win a £50 Amazon voucher for taking part. The online survey is now live, Read More…

Autumn Garden Update – There’s still delicious food to be had and lots to help with!

This post is written by Seth Nolan-McDonough, a first year studying Psychology, Social Anthropology, and Ancient History. Seth has been a keen garden volunteer, spoiling us with different species of chilies, and helps with general Transition publicity.  As the days get shorter and the cold sets in, we unfortunately no longer have the delicious tomatoes, courgettes and other summer vegetables tRead More…

We love compost! Do you?

A post by Andrea, one of our Campus Garden Workers, who has been working hard for Transition (3 tomato seasons now) to establish community gardens across St Andrews! We are very lucky to have someone so passionate and friendly to teach those who go to our 14 gardens!  Soil care is at the heart of what we do as gardeners. It is simple: healthy soil means healthy plants. That is why it is our joRead More…

4 Seasons in One Day

Hopefully you noticed that last weekend the clocks went back, which may have meant an extra hour in bed, but also sadly marks the start of proper winter. Some of our international students might be forgiven for thinking that winter started months ago; the summer of 2012 was remarkably brief, even for Scotland. Back in June, I had higher expectations for sunny weather and invited visitors to theRead More…

The Eighth Wonder of the World?

Regular readers of the Transition blog know that I am very enthusiastic about reducing our carbon footprint in the kitchen. So when Ali asked me if I would like to trial Transition’s new Wonderbag, which claims to be ‘saving the planet, one stew at a time’, I jumped at the chance! Aesthetically it resembles something between a piece of 1970’s furniture and a large tribal-print turban and, whilst IRead More…