‘It all started with a desire to improve the vista and environment in Newhaven and fortunately we had the backing of Newhaven Heritage Centre…’ In this lovely guest blogpost, Heather Yang tells the cheering story of Newhaven Heritage Community Garden. Now over to Heather…
What does success look like? How does it feel and taste? Who makes it happen? How long does it last? Maybe you have some or all of the answers. If so we’d love you to come and share the secrets of success at The Gathering. Continue reading “Share your secrets of success at The Gathering”
First signs of spring have been showing for a few weeks now: snowdrops in bloom, frogs in the pond but the real clincher is the email from Redbraes Community Garden. As Julian Siann puts it, the committee have been sharpening their spades for the growing season. Continue reading “Real green shoots at Redbraes”
Too long since we visited Redbraes but made up for it on a beautiful summer day when the Athens of the North felt a lot further south. We found Julian Siann watering pots of potatoes. After a long, cold spring the garden is bursting into life – or ‘going like a bomb’ as Julian puts it – but now the ground is need of rain as well as warmth. Continue reading “In the pink at Redbraes”
And they are pretty good at going downwards too – Alex, Julian and Jean plus this year’s monster parsnips!
“Hi folks…it’s onwards and upwards,” there’s an upbeat email from Julian Sian and with good reason. It’s been a great year for the award-winning Redbraes Community Garden and clearly they will not be slacking in 2010. Julian has a list of energetic plans for discussion at Saturday’s committee meeting (and we’ve been digging up a Christmassy recipe inspired by the sight of those parsnips). Continue reading “Onwards and upwards at Redbraes (and a tasty recipe)”
Flashback to summer: what the judges saw
Congratulations to Redbraes! The good news came in an email from Julian Siann, ‘Redbraes takes first prize’! That’s all the volunteers needed to know; after a year’s hard work Redbraes had won the award for best community garden in this year’s Edinburgh in Bloom competition. Continue reading “Redbraes win first prize”
It’s not just for fun, though it certainly should be a laugh. COMEDIANS vs HIBS Under 17s Girls Charity Football Match is a fundraising event based on a contest between Fringe comedians and Hibs Girls on Sunday 9 August at 2pm. It’s free to get into Meadowbank Stadium but donations go to The Junction, a local charity supporting young people in Leith and North East Edinburgh. Continue reading “Football for a laugh”
The sun shone on the latest Redbraes open day celebrating the work of volunteers. Thanks to Becky Govier for the pictures.
Grass is cut, borders are blooming, fruit and veg are ripening fast and faces are smiling. In short, the stage is set for Edinburgh in Bloom judges visiting Redbraes Community Garden any day now. Continue reading “Redbraes in bloom and ready for judging”
Last year’s harvest at Persevere: time to plant this year’s crop.
It really must be spring. Ally Tibbitt of Greener Leith reminds us there is a spring clean at Persevere Community Garden too on Saturday 21st March. There’s a pond to dig, topsoil to spread, weeds to pull and (almost certainly) some rubbish to tidy up. The garden is open from 11 am until early afternoon. And the more who can come to help, the merrier! Continue reading “Spring comes to Persevere too”
Catnapping by the Polish memorial at Redbraes
What a difference a year makes. It is hard to believe that the view has changed so much since a group of enthusiastic volunteers started work on this site last spring. Now Redbraes Community Garden is about to spring into action for a new growing season. Come and join the team on Saturday 21 March at 11 am when the hut will be open for refreshments. Continue reading “Springing into action at Redbraes”