Food & Farming Day at Bowhouse, St Monans

RHET Fife organised a Food & Farming Day at Bowhouse, St Monans with primary schools from throughout the East Neuk.

Pupils attended nine interactive sessions covering:

  • Bees & Honey with East Neuk Bees
  • Machinery provided by Balcaskie Estate, talked through by Hunter Parsons
  • Conservation with Jeremy Lesiourd, talking about hedges, birds and vermin control
  • Minicks the Butcher, talking about red meat, butchery and health benefits of eating red meat.
  • Bibi’s Bakery, making pancakes and talking about ingredients and where they come from, maths, business and design
  • Scotland the Bread – Flour milling
  • Scotland the Bread – Making rolls with the milled flour
  • East Neuk Brewery – Introduction to brewing, smelling malt & hops and seeing the equipment used
  • Planting session with Keeping the Plot, talking about how to grow vegetables, what they need to grow and how to look after them

All pupils (and teachers) left with a much better insight into the industries focused and said that it had been a fantastic learning experience.


Funding for the day came from local Common Good Funds to which we are extremely grateful, also to Bowhouse for allowing us the use of the venue.