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Gorgie City Farm

Details
The Community Gardening Project was established in 2005 and has developed into a highly popular and successful horticultural project. The Farms gardens are a much loved green breathing space for the local community – free and accessible for all to enjoy. We have a wildlife garden, an education garden, a herb and sensory garden, several greenhouses, a poly-tunnel and a vegetable garden. We also run a Produce Stall on the Farm selling Farm produce when in season and supplemented by produce from Edinburgh Community Food Initiative. We grow as organically as possible, avoiding the use of any chemical fertilisers or pesticides and with the biodiversity of the whole Farm site as a major consideration. We also help out in other green spaces in the local community.

We run gardening workshops throughout the year, with a break for Christmas and New Year. These are currently running on four days each week, along with one weekend session. The project is available for anyone to join regardless of gardening experience – all we ask for is plenty of enthusiasm and a willingness to get stuck in! The gardening sessions are all supervised appropriately and we provide all the necessary tools. We aim to create a welcoming and supportive environment where people as well as plants can grow!

Being a volunteer on the Garden Project is a great way to combine exercise and recreation, learning new skills and meeting new people.

There are also volunteering opportunities helping to run the Produce Stall. This is a great way to support the Farm as well as promoting healthy diets and lifestyles.

The Community Garden Project aims to give as many people as possible the opportunity to volunteer in the Farm’s gardens. We aim to combine supporting biodiversity on the Farm and local green spaces, involving and supporting people and creating an attractive place for people to visit and to have as part of their community.

The Project is part funded by Scottish Natural Heritage, with additional support this year from the Big Lottery Fund and The Lloyds/TSB Foundation.
Ages
All ages
Days and Times
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Venue
51 Gorgie Road
EDINBURGH
EH11 2LA

Localities
North East  North West  South East  South West 
Contact Details
Contact Person:
Contact Telephone: 0131 337 4202
Contact Email: garden@gorgiecityfarm.org.uk
Website:

This record was last modified on: 27 April 2016