The Croft Carbon College Launch: Ceilidh on the Croft!
We are delighted to invite you to our Ceilidh Party on the Croft for the Launch of the Croft Carbon College.
The College will be a local centre for raising environmental awareness within the community, providing accessible and engaging courses and community events that encourage Leithers to take both personal and collective action to create a happy, healthy and leafy Leith.
This will be a family friendly and community gathering with fun for all. There will be a number of activities on display and our training partners will provide various demos and tasters of up and coming workshops. There will be storytelling for children and cool play village activities.
Come along and join in the fun creating a happy, healthy leafy Leith.
Where: The Croft (Leith Links, EH6 7EL)
Date: Saturday 21 July
What is the Croft Carbon College?
The Croft Carbon College will be a local centre for raising environmental awareness within the community, providing accessible and engaging courses and community events that encourage Leithers to take both personal and collective action to create a happier, healthier and greener Leith.
The delivery of the course programme will be a collaboration between the expertise of LCCiP staff and other organisations and educators focused on other areas of environmental sustainability. We expect this approach will help foster a resilient and collaborative approach between local organisations and individuals working to enhance the environmental skills and confidence of the Leith community.
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.