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- Community Development
Granton Community Gardeners - Local people growing, cooking and eating food together.
We are a community led charity based in North Edinburgh.
We create and cultivate community gardens, host community meals and events, support anyone in the area who wants to grow food, and think creatively about how best to make sure everyone in our area is fed well.
Granton Community Gardeners is a community group of local residents. We grow food on street corners, encourage gardening and host meals.
Granton Community Gardeners was formed in early 2010 by a group of neighbours on Wardieburn Road who worked together to turn a neglected street corner into a community garden.
Since then the group (and the gardens!) have flourished, and now grow fruit and vegetables on two sites, as well as hosting community meals, social evenings and (thanks to a recent Awards for All grant) food growing workshops for members of the local community.
In 2014 they estimated that 2 tonnes of vegetables were grown in their gardens.
There remains a large amount of severely underused land in Granton, and GCC has a vision to see it transformed into a more healthy and productive environment that brings people together across generational and cultural divides, and makes a significant contribution to the health, food culture and perception of public space across North Edinburgh.