A mix of bold and simple ideas got people talking at Your Vision for Leith Walk the Open Space event organised by Greener Leith and Leith Open Space in Out of the Blue last week. Top votes went to the boldest idea – a Green Bridge – but there were many other ideas to improve life in Leith Walk which could appear on the ground much sooner.
This is your turn to talk. Bring your questions – and answers too – to our Open Space meeting with Greener Leith at Out of the Blue Drill Hall on Tuesday 5 June 6-9pm. As always Open Space aims to turn words into actions so come prepared to get involved.
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”
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”
We are just taking a quick February break but here’s some food for thought. Community food co-ops are growing fast and when we come back we will take a closer look at some fantastic projects in our area. Starting with Fort Co-op every Tuesday 10 am – 12 noon. See you there?
Sadly there’s no truth in the myth that Inuits have 87 words for snow (according to yesterday’s radio there are just as many English words for the white stuff) but who has more words for rubbish? On Saturday while snow covered much of the UK, the sun shone on volunteers picking litter out of Pilrig Park. That’s litter, rubbish, trash, garbage, junk, detritus, gubbins, yuk…you name it, Greener Leith volunteers found it. And filled 48 bags full of it. Continue reading “What a load of rubbish”
Do you walk through the square on your way home? Do you pause by the benches and wonder what the space is for? If so then Elric Honoré would like to hear from you. Elric is carrying out a public consultation for Port of Leith Housing Association to discover what people think of Boundary Square in the pedestrian area of Buchanan Street. And workshops starting on Wednesday 19 November give you a chance to take an active part in improving it. Elric explains why … Continue reading “What’s your view of Boundary Square?”