‘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 do we need to build a Wall of Success? That’s our challenge this week with the clock ticking for The Gathering on Saturday. As we start planning, something intriguing emerges from the stories in front of us.
Social Bite is a “Social Business”, meaning that no matter how big it grows, no individual will ever get rich from the business. Josh Littlejohn
Josh Littlejohn of the social business Social Bite is pretty busy these days. So we are really delighted he is finding time to give the keynote speech at The Gathering on Saturday 3 December.
What to cook for the Being Human Festival event? Treading softly through food taboos, World Kitchen in Leith has drawn up a tempting menu with dishes sending aromas sizzling through cyberspace in a rapid exchange of emails between the cooks. Continue reading “Taboos, temptations – and a little Eve’s pudding”
How does converting from one religious faith to another (or none) change family relationships? What happens to individual sense of identity and belonging? And how does that affect simple choices in everyday life? Continue reading “Faith and food taboos: what can we cook?”
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”
Could community co-ops help to solve local housing and childcare shortages? These were two of the most radical proposals to emerge from a Community Manifesto meeting for Edinburgh Northern and Leith. Other priorities included zero waste strategies for the local economy, an empty space audit and devolving more resources to community level. Continue reading “Five priorities for community action”
Let’s explain the heading to this blog post. It signals an interesting research project by a post-graduate student who also happens to be a grandparent. Carolyn Hutchison is looking for grandparents actively involved in caring for their grandchildren so we are publishing her open letter inviting you to take part in what sounds like a fascinating study. Continue reading “In search of grandparents who care”
Let’s invest in more affordable housing, a sustainable local economy, better care for young and old, better use of public space….these were among top issues at our Open Space event in December. Let’s turn them into a community manifesto for the Scottish Parliament elections in May.
It was fascinating to see how Edinburgh could look in the future if all sides work together to make a modern city with less congestion and more green space.
David Naylor, the latest participant of the Opening Doors shadow scheme, shares his insight into the work of Edinburgh city councillors and members of the Scottish Parliament. Over to David to tell us more… Continue reading “Behind the scenes at City Chambers and Parliament”