Leith Community Croft – our pioneering urban croft

We noticed that two acres at the northern end of Leith Links were lying derelict…

 

Our Malawi schools work

We are one of several organisations involved in an ambitious multi-year 21-school project in the impoverished Rumphi District of Malawi…

 

The Good Food Nation Bill

Leith Community Crops in Pots are members of the Scottish Food Coalition and together with many other NGO’s are working for the radical transformation of the food system.

Our origins

Our origins explain our name. Our founder, Evie Murray, believed that her children, growing up in the densely populated Leith area of Edinburgh, would benefit from increased contact with nature…

 

Awards and media coverage

Since our founder won the Inspiring Volunteer of the Year award in 2014, she and Leith Community Crops in Pots have received significant recognition and media attention…

 

Restorative Climate Justice

Leith Community Crops in Pots proposes a new term: ‘restorative climate justice’. The concept it describes brings together elements of restorative justice, climate justice, agroecology and food sovereignty. While it is arguably already implicit in many effective projects, it has not, to our knowledge, ever been made explicit. We believe the concept could contribute to the field of international aid and development, boosting the fight against climate change, enhancing climate resilience and, not least, greatly increasing the status and wellbeing of indigenous peoples.

Our ethos and values

Community, children, the environment and food have always been at our core…

 

Our local schools work

Our work with schools really took off when we received our first award from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund…