Edible Estates has won a contract from Edinburgh Council to work with residents of Wardieburn in North Edinburgh to develop ideas for the regeneration of four community greenspaces. Whilst the future use of the spaces is yet to be decided, it is likely that there will be a significant element of food growing for individuals and perhaps even for a local social enterprise. The image below is a potential solution for a community growing site.
The Wardieburn is one of several projects Edible Estates are working on in council estates. They all have the goal of forging a new relationship between communities and their local greenspace, and setting up edible landscaping initiatives which will result in degraded urban greenspace being brought into use.
The project is part of a trend for local authorities opening up to community growing projects as a tool for community regeneration.
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