Project updates and other nuggets of news.

Category Archives: Urban Horticulture

Wardieburn Backgreens Site Start

After a long wait.  Work has finally started on site with the first of two community food growing projects in Wardieburn (Edinburgh).  The project is being delivered by Re:Solution, in partnership with Premier 1, (Edinburgh Council’s term contractor for landscaping).

Funding Confirmed For Wester Hailes Edible Estates Project

We’re really pleased to announce that the Wester Hailes Edible Estate project has received the funding go-ahead from the Climate Challenge Fund.  They have approved £290,000 to support the development of community food growing projects in two estates (Calders, and Murrayburn/Hailesland/Dumbryden), in the South West of Edinburgh.  The project will start in April 2013, and…

Funding Approved For South East Edinburgh Edible Estates

We’re pleased to report that funding has been approved for the delivery of a scoping study which will investigate the set up of Edible Estate projects in three neighbourhoods in South East Edinburgh – Niddrie Mill, Magdalene and Bingham.  Read more.

Sunshine On Leith Gardens Summer Fete

Here’s some photos from the Summer Fete at Sunshine On Leith Gardens.  It was a fun day and thankfully blessed with good weather.  SOL Gardens has now been run by the growers association for several years and despite some continuing difficulties with access issues etc. is now well established.  For news and to contact the…

Visit to Woodlands Community Garden

I visited the Woodlands Community Garden in Glasgow last week and was blown away with how well designed it is! Apologies for low res photos.  Just getting my head around using Photosynth,

Edible Estates in South West Edinburgh

We are working with Wester Hailes Health Agency to investigate the opportunities to establish community food growing and other community greenspace initiatives in three neighbourhoods in South West Edinburgh.  This is really exciting for us to work with local residents and stakeholders to develop whole estate strategies. See more here.

New Community Growing Project In Wardieburn

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…

Incredible Edible

Here’s some news about the Incredible Edible project in Todmorden down Yorkshire way. When the small British mill town of Todmorden, tucked in between Yorkshire and Lancashire, first began installing fruit and vegetable gardens all around the area as part of theIncredible Edibleprogram, it likely had no idea that the novel, yet simple, concept would…