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Organisation Details

Address West Craigie Farm
City/County SOUTH QUEENSFERRY
Post Code EH30 9TR
Locality North West 
Telephone 0131 319 1048 / 07876 763 570
Website http://www.craigiesproject.org.uk
Email gc20bc@gmail.com
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Activities
  • Community Development
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Environment/Recycling
  • Sport/Leisure/Recreation
Description

Welcome to Craigie’s Education and Environment Project.

We utilise an area of land in West Edinburgh as allotments and a community garden to support and encourage the growing of food locally, to educate primarily young people from all sections of society about food production and the environment, to conserve local fruit and vegetable production and to have a positive impact on the environment.

It promotes health and well-being and an active lifestyle through gardening and other outdoor pursuits, and promotes the benefits of growing and eating seasonal, nutritious and affordable food.

We will provide and promote volunteering opportunities in the community, encouraging outdoor and healthy activities as well as social interaction, community involvement and cohesion.

Projects

Current projects include:

Vegetable Allotments – Allotments have been developed for the use of groups and school children from the local area. Allotments are managed and maintained by individual groups.

Fruit Tree Orchard – One of the allotments has been set aside and has been planted with a range of apple and plum trees. More unusual varieties have been selected.

Bio Diversity – hedges have been planted with wide borders where native wild flowers will be planted to encourage diversity of flora and fauna.

Bee keeping – the organisation has introduced beehives, honey production and bee keeping classes to the project.

Raised Beds – An area has been levelled and hard standing laid, to allow for wheelchair accessibility. Ten raised beds have been constructed to increase the number of groups involved in the project.

Food Preparation – At the launch we introduced food preparation, where produce planted by youngsters was harvested and made into soup. This was carried out under supervision from The Edinburgh School of Food and Wine. This is an area we wish to expand.

Location

Services

Name Telephone Cost Actions
Allotments & Raised Beds 0131 319 1048 / 07876 763 570 More info »
Beekeeping 0131 319 1048 / 07876 763 570 More info »
Friends of Craigie's 0131 319 1048 / 07876 763 570 More info »
Men's Shed 0131 319 1048 / 07876 763 570 More info »
Shop 0131 319 1048 / 07876 763 570 More info »