Climate Challenge Funding for Magdalene Edible Estates

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.

Clovenstone Estate Growing Hub Completed

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.

Wardieburn Update

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.

Wardieburn Backgreens Site Start

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).

Funding Confirmed For Wester Hailes Edible Estates Project

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 …

South West Reports Published

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.

Almost New Office

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.

Funding Approved For South East Edinburgh Edible Estates

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.

First Forth Community Food Growing Project To Proceed

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 …

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 group see SOL Garden website.

Visit to Woodlands Community Garden

June 21, 2012

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

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.

New Community Growing Project In Wardieburn

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 …

Incredible Edible

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 …

Edible Estates

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, …

Lochend Secret Garden Receives Planning Permission

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 …