Join us on January 28th from 11am - 3:30pm for our annual croft allocations, a community lunch and some wassailing around our community orchard.
Whether you already know which area you want to grow in or have never visited the croft, this event is intended for ALL crofters to attend and participate - as really successful allocations require the whole community to share their ideas, knowledge and to support one another in ensuring we create a fruitful environment for everyone over 2018.
We will also be discussing opportunities for those who don't wish to have their own space but would still like to be involved in the various projects we have in development with the Pavillion, Market Garden and Hingabootery cafe.
As we will be outside for most of the day (though there will be a warm fire/ rain sheltering pavilions up) please dress appropriately for the Scottish weather!
We would like you to arrange for someone in your area to speak for 30 seconds about how you plan to grow on the Croft over 2018 to help new crofters decided which space works for them.
Community Lunch & Wassail
We’d like to make allocations a convivial social occassion so will have a community lunch and some wassailing to finish - so please bring your mugs, spoons, bowls & spare pieces of toast along!
Want to be a Crofter but not signed up yet?
Don't worry! If you want to grow with us in 2018 there are still a few more spots available and you can sign up for membership here -bit.ly/Croftwithus2018. Or email email@example.com for more information.
What does it include?
Membership to the crofter area provides you with a shared area between approximately 12-15 crofters, as allocated on 28th January 2018, which can then be shared or divided as organised amongst yourselves. Membership costs £25 (£10 Concession) or £40 for a household.
You will have access to all essential gardening tools and a water supply. We also have a small community cafe which will be open on a more regular basis in 2018 and crofters will be entitled to generous discounts of hot beverages & food to keep you going on cultivating your croft. Things to bear in mind when signing yourself, your family or giving membership as a gift -
- You are not signing up to have your own allotment, and will be sharing with other crofters and their families in both the growing, harvesting and distributing of produce in your area.
- Crofting is by no means a full time commitment but please ensure you are confident about the amount of time you will have throughout the year before joining*
- All crofters are expected to garden in an organic way with use of natural fertilisers only.
* If you would still like to get green-fingered in 2018 but don’t know where to start or are not able to make the commitment to your own space, we have a range of memberships which provides you with volunteer opportunities and a 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.