Thank you to everyone who came to the croft last Saturday to celebrate the launch of the Croft Carbon College. We were overwhelmed with joy over the numbers and people’s reaction to the college programme and the croft itself. It definitely felt like we were all up for making a happier, healthier & leafier Leith a reality!
For those of you who didn't make it or haven't had a chance to check out the programme of upcoming courses starting on August 15th, we've provided you with a brief introduction (& special discount) below, with much more onwebsite - more photos and videos from the Ceilidh are coming soon as well!
What is the Croft Carbon College?
Find out about the three key areas of the college & how to sign up below!
We offer a wide range of fun, indoor and outdoor workshops delivered by a number of local experts and organisations, designed for you to learn a new “green skill”, an environmental qualification or to help you with everything from growing your own or greening your home!
Whilst workshops are aimed at adults over 18 years of age, some workshops are very family-friendly!
7 Easy Steps to a Greener You
Join the Croft Carbon College team for a 7 week series of FREE workshops and on-going support to provide you and your household with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make simple, practical changes towards a lower energy lifestyle, consequently helping you to reduce your impact, improve your health & wellbeing and save money in the process!
The 5 areas we will cover during these 7 weeks will be home energy, water, food, waste and active travel.
For many of the workshops, we have specialist advisors joining us to provide the group with expert advice and information to help you on your journey. A free 'home kit' will also be available to all participants and you'll benefit from a discount on any of our Green Skills workshops.
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.