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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.


Details
AIMS

 Create urban foodgrowing areas in Leith other than the Croft.
 Get the wider community of Leith to produce more of what it eats and eat more of what it produces, and generally reduce their wastage of food, which will reduce foodassociated environmental impacts such as greenhouse gases.
 Improve the environment of Leith through foodgrowing and providing more plants for pollinating insects.

ACTIVITIES

Offering community groups support and training for them:

 To set up their own growing projects.
 To reduce food waste and increase proportion of biodegradable waste sent for composting as opposed to landfill.

BENEFICIARIES

 Local community groups

DEMAND

 Already approached by the Port of Leith Housing Association, Citadel Youth Project, Leith Community Education Centre, Turning Point, Cables Wynd House Residents Association and the Minority Ethnic Carers of Older People Project.

IMPACT/LEGACY

 The environment of Leith is aesthetically improved and people feel a pride in their neighbourhood.
 Leith is a better habitat for pollinating insects.
 The staff and clients of the various community groups have an increased knowledge of food and the environment and have reduced their foodassociated carbon footprints.
 Leith is a community in which growing at least some of one’s own food is becoming the norm.

The residents association of Cables Wynd House ('the banana flats’) has approached us to help them with a community growing
project, one of many organisations to do so.
Ages
All ages
Days and Times
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday Lasr Friday of each month 9.30am - 12noon
Saturday
Sunday
Venue
46A Suite 2, Constitution Street, Leith
EDINBURGH
EH6 6RS

Localities
North East 
Contact Details

Contact Email: lccipinfo@gmail.com

This record was last modified on: 30 August 2017