The Scottish Governments People & Communities Fund have approved £113,000 funding for the Wester Hailes project. This will support the continued development of the project for 2015/16.
January 5, 2015
The Scottish Governments Climate Challenge Fund have approved £119,000 funding for Magdalene, part of the Craigmillar Edible Estates project. This will support the construction of an Estate Growing Hub and healthy eating programme during 2015/16.
September 15, 2014
The Clovenstone Estate Growing Hub was launched in September 2014 with a community fete. This was the second Hub to be developed in Wester Hailes. The Hub provides growing spaces for 35 residents.
May 9, 2014
The Calders Estate Growing Hub was launched in May 2014. The hub provides growing spaces or 50 residents.
October 20, 2013
The Wardieburn Community Backgreen project resulted in the construction of one site which created 11 new growing spaces, unfortunately we were unable to move on to complete the second site.
March 28, 2013
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).
March 18, 2013
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 continue to March 2015. The …
February 1, 2013
The Scottish Governments Climate Challenge Fund have approved £290,000 funding for the Wester Hailes Edible Estates project. This will support the construction of Estate Growing Hubs at two estates and healthy eating programme during 2013/15.
November 14, 2012
We’ve pleased to announce that the reports for the South West Edible Estates Study have now been published. They can be viewed here – Dumbryden, Murrayburn & Hailesland, Saughton Mains Park and the Calders.
October 26, 2012
We’re pleased to report that we’ve moved into a new office at the Albion Studios. Unit 6b, 78 Albion Road, Edinburgh. Its a large open plan office which we are sharing with a couple of other folk including Look Look which provide retro photo booths for events.
September 6, 2012
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.
We received confirmation at the end of August that the first of the Forth Community Food Growing Sites has been funded. The project will result in the renovation of a courtyard greenspace into a ring of growing plots with a community recreation space within. The project will be delivered by a combination of contractor build and community self-build. We …
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 group see SOL Garden website.
June 21, 2012
I visited the Woodlands Community Garden in Glasgow last week and was blown away with how well designed it is! http://www.woodlandscommunitygarden.org.uk/ Apologies for low res photos. Just getting my head around using Photosynth,
May 17, 2012
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.
February 2, 2012
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 …
December 16, 2011
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 make the town a foremost …
November 14, 2011
Over the past year, Re:Solution has been working on promoting our community growing initiative in Council estates. We have decided to rebrand the initiative to make it more distinct from other community gardening services. Henceforth we will be calling the initiative ‘Edible Estates’, the name refers to the target communities for the initiative – Council and other social housing estates, …
We are pleased to report that Lochend Secret Garden have received planning permission for their community growing project. Re:Solution is providing design and development services to the project for the client, Carr Gomm, a national health and wellbeing organisation. The project is designed to be community led and delivered. Over the past month, a team of local residents have been …