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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.

If you would like to grow food and join us in our endevours to create the croft we run a membership subscription scheme. You can simply become a ‘Member’, without having to come and dig and grow, simply because you wish to support our work, or you can join our Croft Work and help us create our Market Garden and Forest Garden, or you can become a ‘Crofter’ too, which means you'd like to grow your own food. Please also note if you intend to grow with us then you must read and adhere to our Crofter Agreement (below).

There are three types of memberships available.

Members - support our work through donations.

Croft Work - support the Communal areas of the Croft. They work side by side growing flowers and vegetables with experienced Growers in return for some flower herb or vegetable harvest.

Crofters - grow their own food in communally shared Crofter areas. (This Membership is closed now due to high demands. You may join but you would be placed on the waiting list and we reallocate space in Jan 2018.) You can join the Croft Work membership if you want to start working in the Croft this year.


You can sign up to be a member without needing to do anything more, as a member you will be updated with all our news and be invited to Croft events, and you can simply come along and enjoy the space whenever it suits you. Members, in general are people who support the space and appreciate our work and wish it to grow.

Please see to subscribe.

Croft Work!

You can sign up to be a member to help us create better spaces in the communal areas of the Croft. As a member of this group you will benefit from professional growing techniques and expert learning with our team. You are then likely to be allocated a crofter grow your own area when spaces become available.

Please see to subscribe.


Crofters are people who work together in small groups to grow their own food, and support the creation of the overall Croft.

These areas are currently closed but this often changes as the season moves on. If you are keen to be integrated to the Crofter area the best way would be to sign up for Croft Work first and when space becomes available we can then allocated you to this area.

If you wish to become a crofter please answer 'Yes' to the question 'Would you like to grow with us?' in the Croft Membership Subscription Form.

Please see to subscribe.

* If you are paying the household fee please choose who would be the main person to pay and enter your membership details first. After entering all your details click Next and enter the details of the other member at your household.

*We would allocate plots in January for 2018..

Croft Commons!

The Croft Commons is a chance for all our members from various areas on the Croft to come together to formulate plans and projects in other communal areas of the Croft. They previously did work on nature play area for the children to use. As a member you will be invited to get involved in the Croft Commons (contact us) to learn more.

The community croft is part of Leith Links, near the bottom of the park where Duncan Place and John's Place meet.
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This record was last modified on: 01 September 2017