Edible Estates is a partnership of several organisations which work together to promote community food growing projects. We work across a variety of communities, but our approach is particularly well suited to social housing estates. We use food growing as a tool for urban regeneration, promoting individual health and well-being, and community cohesion.
Craigmillar Home Farm
Craigmillar Home Farm is a project of the Community Alliance Trust working with residents of Craigmillar, and Bristo Memorial Church. Our goal is to set up a network of community growing sites. Fruit and vegetables grown at the gardens will be distri …
In working with communities over the years, we have developed several project templates which communities can implement in their neighbourhood, or use as a starting point to develop their own project.
We establish community gardens in Council estates which provide a place and activity for people to come together, providing a springboard for other projects in the neighbourhood.Find out more
We are supporting communities to design and build their own parks, making the most of best practice in Natural Play design.Find out more
We developed the Community Backgreen model as an approach to community gardening in tenemental areas. We established gardens in Gorgie Dalry, Marchmont and Leith.Find out more
Home Farm is a community growing model developed to grow fruit and vegetables across multiple small sites. The food is shared at community meals and/or channeled community benefit such as local food banks.Find out more