Local Food Workshop Guide

This event raises awareness of the climate emergency and how eating locally and seasonally can help the environment. It also discusses the benefits of eating more plant based meals and invitation to make a pledge to take action on climate change.

Plate up for Fife: Reducing your carbon foodprint (local food) 

Suggested length of session  1.5 hrs (adaptable to your needs)
Audience Adults
Maximum number of people  No maximum online, 6-8 if in person
Delivery location  Online, but could be adapted for in-person delivery
Resources PowerPoint presentation: EATS-Rosyth-local-seasonal-food.pptx.pdf

Zoom tutorial: How to Zoom a brief introduction (PDF)

Recipe video: Plate Up For Fife part two – Vegetable curry recipe – Climate Action Fife (12 mins): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk7uB4pSWdg

Aims of the event

To raise awareness of the climate emergency and have a conversation around how eating locally and seasonally can help the environment. Also to discuss the benefits of eating more plant based meals and invitation to make a pledge to take action on climate change.  



This is an online workshop (Zoom for example) on the topic of climate friendly cooking and eating seasonally, created by EATS Rosyth.

The event is 1hr and 30 min including a recipe video linked above. 

Here’s the text EATS used for online promotion:

This online workshop is about how to be more climate friendly with your cooking, specifically around eating locally and seasonally. There’s a lovely video recipe included! Hosted by EATS Rosyth as part of Climate Action Fife.

The tasty recipe lesson is vegetable curry and naan breads, and the session also includes some great resources to hopefully inspire you to make some positive changes for the planet. Sign up, and if you’re in the area you’ll also be able to collect ingredients and recipe card.

We hope to generate discussions during the workshops and have fun learning from each other!

Booking Information: The event is free but booking is required as places are limited. Book your place by sending us a message with your details, and we’ll give you the meeting details.

If you have any questions, please phone XXXX or email XXXX

Plate up for Fife and reduce your carbon foodprint!

Climate Action Fife is a Fife-wide partnership project, bringing together individuals, communities, local government and businesses to tackle the climate emergency. It is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund’s Climate Action Fund.


What to do before


  • Make sure you know the script and how long each section is
  • Prepare the recipe video from EATS Rosyth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk7uB4pSWdg. You could film your own videos if you prefer.
  • Prepare recipe kit with ingredients and recipe card per person ready for collection in advance of workshop, if you are doing this locally.  


  • Set up an online meeting platform such as Zoom. If you’re not already familiar have a play around with Zoom. We prepared a short guide How to Zoom a brief introduction (PDF)
  • Develop a PowerPoint presentation – you can adapt ours. Insert your own local details 
  • If you are sharing your screen or videos, make sure these work and have them open in separate tabs, for ease of access. Have the minimum open to keep your screen clear.
  • Have a list of links to videos or supporting resources ready to share in the chat in case something doesn’t work through presenting.
  • Arrange a sign up method. You can use Eventbrite, survey monkey or email


  • Reminder emails. Eventbrite and Facebook event listings are created with reminder emails sent with the Zoom link in advance. It’s up to you how many reminders you send out.  
  • Make sure you share the Zoom link with participants the day before the event. The how to guide can be useful for participants. How to Zoom a brief introduction (PDF)
  • Have contact details for attendees handy if they have any issues joining the workshop. 
  • Set up a feedback method based on your aims, such as an online form or survey.  Emailed forms also work but the online platforms collate information for you so are easier.


What to do during

It is best to have two people running the session. If one presents and then the other can facilitates. It is useful if the facilitator can help with technical aspects of running a Zoom workshop, screen sharing etc.

We recommend setting up breakout rooms if there are more than 6 participants, this will facilitate discussion. See your online platform guidance for a ‘how to’. It’s usually easy but must be done by the host. 

This workshop should be a good one for generating discussion so be sure to leave time for breakout rooms depending on the number of participants.

For example if it is a large group from different geographical areas you could be in breakout rooms after the food miles slide or at the end to have a chance to discuss local food shops appropriate to that group. It is likely some individuals will know their local area more than others and can share insight about where it is good to purchase certain items. 

Remember to leave time to discuss pledges at the end.

Explain that there will be a follow up survey sent out for feedback. Save the Zoom chat from the session.

This event can be run as a series with the EATS Rosyth, Plate up for Fife: food waste session


What to do after

It is always good practice to thank participants and follow up with a survey to see if your event has had the required impact. Survey Monkey is a good free way to do this. 

You could ask participants to pledge to take one of the suggested actions in the presentation. You can include the saved Zoom chat so participants can refer back to pledges made at the time. And promote any further workshop dates coming up.



Here are some great tips on how to run the session from EATS Rosyth. 

  • Break up the presentation with related video clips to keep discussion interesting and flowing. 
  • Include a second person to help facilitate. Not only can they help with technical aspects but can help keep conversation flowing and do a time check.
  • The session takes 1 hour and 30 minutes with full showing of the recipe video, in real time cooking. You can reduce/adapt that to suit your audience
  • Video recipes are demanding to create, if you don’t have resources to create a good quality demo, try and include a photo recipe or link to an existing YouTube recipe.


Any other information

If you have any questions about this event guide please contact hello@climateactionfife.org.uk 


Please do not hesitate to contact us to request this document in large print or other formats.


By EATS Rosyth 


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