We are currently recruiting for two exciting new fixed term positions to deliver the first Croft Carbon College in Leith, funded by the Climate Challenge Fund. The Croft Carbon College will be a local centre for raising environmental awareness within the community. Providing accessible and engaging courses that integrate the work and expertise of individuals and organisations focused on specific areas of environmental sustainability.
You are warmly invited to attend our 5th Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at Ostara Cafe on Thursday 29th March from 7:30 pm.
The evening will include a presentation from CEO Evie Murray and our collaborators Community Enterprise and Purcell Conservation Architects, celebrating the LCCiP journey to date, giving an update on the Croft Pavilion redevelopment and the launch of our new strategic plan!
We will also be using this event as an opportunity to hold a Kitchen Table Conversation as part of as part of Nourish Scotland and the Scottish Food Coalition's consultation for community views on the upcoming Good Food Nation bill. This will be a great opportunity for us to let them know what really matters to our community about food, and what we want the Good Food Nation Bill to achieve.
The latter part of the event will comprise of the formal business of the AGM; the election of LCCiP Board members and an opportunity for structured discussion on LCCiP’s new strategic plan and future of the community croft over the next 5 years.
We highly encourage everyone to attend - whether you are directly involved in the community croft, have participated in some of our events and workshops, worked as external contributors or are part of the wider Leith community - all are welcome!
A locally-sourced vegetarian meal will be available on donation with drinks (including alcohol) available to purchase directly from our hosts.
The venue has been generously provided to us by Ostara Cafe who are long-term supporters of the croft and share our belief that local food should be available for everyone.
Thanks To everyone who came to our Croft Allocations Day - we look forward to growing with you in 2018!
Want to be a Crofter but not signed up yet?
Unfortunately our Croft Membership is now full for 2018. But you can still participate in growing with us and get green-fingered in 2018 by joining in growing activities in others areas such as the market garden. For more information, have a look at our range of memberships which provide you with various opportunities that will mean you get to share in some produce from the market garden whilst also participating in communal croft activities.
You may know that we, Leith Community Crops in Pots, run, amongst other things, the growing project known as ‘Leith Community Croft’ on Leith Links, with and for the local community.
On the basis of our work to date, we have been given an exciting opportunity to develop the small pavilion on the Croft (previously used by Leith Athletic Football Club), taking it into community control and making it a real asset for the people of Leith. This will only happen if the local community want it, and what exactly happens depends upon their ideas.
For this reason we are asking locals to complete a short survey. It should take no more than ten minutes to complete. This survey has been independently designed by Community Enterprise Scotland, who will also be analysing the results.
Protecting the biosphere and building community through good food choices!
Apple Trees for Sale!
We now have apple trees for sale, direct from our tree nursery at the croft! There a number of varieties, dessert, and cooking, all of which are suitable for our northern climate.
Get your order in quickly as we have limited quantities of each variety.