One eye in the rear view mirror, one on the road, we set out one chilly evening in search of an ancient walled garden. Behind us, modern towers of Edinburgh’s waterfront recede into grey skies. Ahead glimmers a pale setting sun. But where exactly are we going? Continue reading “World Kitchen in Leith discovers Granton’s secret garden”
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)”
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”