On 16-17th June, The Power of Food Festival will return to Edinburgh for two days of celebration of community food growing.
The full programme of free activities on offer in 23 community gardens is now available! See links below.
Participating gardens are scattered all around the city and beyond; they include an old farmhouse, long-lost ancient castle grounds, internationally renowned gardens, previously unloved pieces of land, urban and rural crofts, and repurposed old industrial sites. They all have an interesting story to tell and flourish through the energy of the volunteers who breathe life into them. Often small and hidden away, sometimes large and familiar city landmarks, they will welcome you for various activities and entertainment — music and dance, storytelling and poetry-making, children activities, bioblitz with RSPB Scotland
, and plenty of opportunities to share and enjoy food.
There will also be guided bike rides led by Sustrans Scotland
and also part of Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
Opening times vary — check the programme and plan your visit carefully.
Entry to the gardens and all Festival activities are free (food may invite a donation), and all are welcome to attend.
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For details about individual community gardens' events, check their own Facebook page or website:
Bridgend Growing Communities
Clovenstone Community Garden Edible Estates
Cowgate Community Garden (http://cowgateunder5scentre.co.uk/
Duddingston Kirk Glebe at Duddingston Kirk Church of Scotland
Gorgie City Farm & Cafe
Gracemount Grow Stronger
Friends of Granton Castle Walled Garden
Granton Community Gardeners
Leith Community Croft at Leith Community Crops in Pots
Milton Road Community Garden
New Caledonian Woodlands
Newhaven Heritage Community Garden
North Edinburgh Arts
Edible Gardening Project at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Sunshine On Leith Community Garden
Calders Green Shoots Community Garden
The Grove, Fountainbridge Community Garden
The Meadows Community Garden (http://greeningourstreet.btck.co.uk/
The Welcoming Sustainable Garden of The Welcoming Edinburgh
West Port Garden/ Geddes Garden
And if you fancy getting more of an idea before the day, head to our website for more info: https://poweroffoodfestival.wordpress.com/
We are grateful to our business partners Vegware Peelham Farm
and GreenCity Wholefoods
for helping us get the word out and reach new audiences. Thank you for sharing this with your followers.