Leith Community Crops in Pots Charity Number SCØ4422Ø (A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SCIO)
aims to encourage and support the people and organisations of Leith to grow food, vegetables and flowers for bees, in urban spaces, in order to improve health and well-being, community cohesion and the environment.
Growing food benefits your pocket, your health, your mood and the environment, and is particularly good for children.
We are showing the way, growing food in the heart of an urban community - yes, it can be done!
We aim to build a more rural lifestyle into this urban world. Well, this little part of the world we call Leith.
As our ideas take root, we should certainly meet the government targets for health and well-being, and whilst doing all this we too are growing environmental sustainability. Read our Development Plan here!
HUD THE BUS!!
Got your Croft membership sorted for this year but still learning about the 'how to' of farming in the city. Then this is for you!! No need to be a crofter to get involved in this though as it is open to everyone so do please share with your friends and family. All are welcome!
These are short afternoon sessions based over a 6 week block aimed to help you start on your learning journey towards awesome good real food production and a biodiverse garden to die for.
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. Another reason for not delaying is that now (before winter sets in) is the very best time to be tree planting. Comes with a tree planting kit (worth £5), to support and protect your tree in its new home includes a tree guard, support stakes and ties, and a mulch mat.
Having fun @ The Harvest Festival
Huge congratulations to Leithers!!!
We are absolutely delighted to share with you the results of our 2015 baseline study on Leithers' food and recycling behaviour.
Please do have a read and check out what people have being doing in Leith: