Leith locals are invited to join our open events on Thursday 14th June from 6-8pm or on the croft during Leith Gala day on Saturday, 9th June between 1-3pm for your chance to have a say on the types of workshops and learning opportunities that will be available in your area from August 2018 as part of the Croft Carbon College.
Our CCC team have been working away on a course structure and workshop partnerships with local organisations in the past month but before finalising the programme they're keen to test the plans with Leithers.
All Leith locals are welcome to attend and there'll be a veggie meal served during each event!
In order to participate, please sign-up via Eventbrite or email us via firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the session you'd like to attend, a sentence or two about who you are/your experience of working or living in Leith, any dietary requirements and any pre-meeting thoughts you'd like to share on the college.
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.