This innovative three year community growing initiative is bringing people together to learn new skills, enjoy spending time outdoors and improve their environment.
Craigmillar Community Grows offers local people the chance to come together, learn new skills and enjoy spending time outdoors.
Community Project Worker Karin Chipulina works with local groups to develop outdoor spaces and community gardens. The aim of the project is to combat isolation and help people to lead healthier lives in the Craigmillar area.
There are various activities taking place as part of the project:
Wauchope Community Garden...
All welcome, come and get a raised bed, learn how to grow food and use the space efficiently.
You can find out more about the Wauchope Community Garden on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wauchopecommunity.
Sandy’s Community Centre...
We are looking for local people to get involved in Sandy's community garden space.
Lunch Time Get Togethers
Come and bring food to share and a blether with local people. Organised by Lifelong Learning and Carr Gomm. Meet at Sandy's first Tuesday of every month, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Gardening drop-in session on Mondays, 10:00am - 12:00pm for people to get involved in Sandy's community garden, no previous gardening experience needed. Please get in touch to let us know if you would be interested in coming along for some good company, a cuppa and some fresh air.
Outdoors In - Garden Group
Gardening group for adults and their carers, coming along for some good company, a cuppa and some fresh air. Meet on Mondays 12:00pm - 2:00pm.
We will also be running workshops in healthy cooking and growing veg + fruit.
Craigmillar Library Garden...
The library garden relies on its local friends for its upkeep and maintenance. You can become part of the garden even if you have no previous gardening experience. You will learn through engaging with the community. If you want to visit simply come along to one of our communal gardening drop-in sessions.
We meet on Wednesday's, 10:00am - 12:00pm so why not come along for a cuppa tea, socialise and make new friends.
Helps people gain gardening skills, life skills and increases social networks.
There are also opportunities to get involved with the garden at Thistle Health and Wellbeing Centre in Craigmillar.
For further information on any of the above community gardens, get in touch for a chat.