For the Love of Soil - a Scottish collection

For the Love of Soil – a Scottish collection

We will be collecting and celebrating soils from across East Lothian and the Central Belt, some of which will be put in the special Keeper of the Soils cape being created by JM fellow artist Natalie Taylor and people from the Dunbar community. More details about the creation of the cape can be found on the fellowship blog

North Light Arts invites you to donate a small sample of your local soil to our new collection project being gathered at Flux, Dunbar High Street. We are looking for any soil which means something to you. It could be a soil you grow your own food on, or one you walk across every day to reach your school or place of work.  It could be from a wasteland, or an organic farm.
We are creating a community collection of these soils and will showcase them in the window of Flux in the fortnight leading up to the launch of Pilgrimage for COP26. Some of the soils will be chosen to be taken with the Keeper of the Soils to COP26 the climate conference in Glasgow. These soils will be carried in the special   Keeper of the Soils cape, during the COP26 Pilgrimage from Dunbar to Glasgow
Please drop off/send in a jam jar or sealed bag of soil (a jars worth) –  to FLux, 80 High Street, Dunbar EH42 1LH by the 1st October. 
Remember to ask the owner of the land if it’s not yours!
Please put a note with your soil with the info below:
1. Your name and e-mail address
2. Reason you collected this soil:  I grow flowers in it
3. Location of soil: ie Dunbar, East Linton etc
4. Use for the soil: ie growing flowers, market garden, community garden, farm
5. Is it managed and how? ie organic methods/ conventional farming, no dig, ploughed etc
List added material if you know.
6. Anything else you want to say about your soil
7. Size of land it’s from roughly: large domestic garden/ 10 hectare farm/ small riverbed/ orchard.
8. Date soil collected
Remember to ask the owner of the land if it’s not yours!