ISSUE 7  |  Drought Week

Exclusive: A Visit to the Secret Herb Garden of Scotland

February 20, 2015 4:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

In an exclusive interview published today, our friends at Freunde von Freunden spend the day with Scotland’s most passionate salad chef (she delivers them by bicycle to residents across Edinburgh) and discover the source of Joy Rose’s organically grown lettuces:

Photography by Gemma Lawrence via Freunde von Freunden.

Above: Joy Rose, founder of Edinburgh’s Bloombox Salads delivery service, forages for fresh greens and edible flowers at The Secret Herb Garden. For the full interview, see Freunde von Freunden.

Above: Joy Rose’s new salad startup offers Edinburgh’s residents organically grown greens–foraged and assembled by Joy and delivered in her wicker bike basket. “It started because I realized that in Edinburgh you simply can’t get a good salad, or I suppose what I envision as a salad, they are always just a bit uninspiring,” Rose told interviewer Sarah Mitchell. For the full story, see Freunde von Freunden.

Above: Rose, who learned about The Secret Garden through a sustainable farming course, forages for fresh greens in the 7.5-acre garden on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Above: “It is about keeping in tune with the seasons and connecting people with the land and where their food truly comes from–making the supply chain as short as possible and making wholesome, locally sourced organic food accessible to people and not an impossible idea,” says Rose.