The Dunbar Primary School Chicken Coop!
We have secured funding and planning is under way for the building of a Chicken Coop at Dunbar Primary School! If you are interested in learning about how to keep healthy hens Contact:
Food miles & C02
We have been working with Dunbar and East Linton Primary Schools to facilitate their pupils learning about food miles and how the past can inform us about ways to grow more food locally in the future.
Community Bees if you fancy learning more about bees and how to keep them then you may want to get involved in a local bee group who have set up a couple of local hives. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Belhaven Community Garden
We have purchased fruit trees to plant the rest of the Community Orchard at Belhaven Hospital. 15th
December is a fruit planting day and all are welcome. A plaque will be engraved and installed in the orchard to list all the names of people who plant a tree (or wish to plant a tree in remembrance of someone). Refreshments and lunch will be provided from 10:30 – 3pm.
Belhaven Community Garden now has 25 members. We have held weekly work parties through October and November with 2 learning to grow sessions and 2 tours for other Lothian Community Garden and School Groups.
Path plans for Belhaven Community Garden have been drafted and we are awaiting quotes for the installation of wheelchair accessible paths. We hope to have the core paths built by spring 2014.
The Ridge have completed their training and skills work at Belhaven Community Garden and are now developing exciting projects elsewhere. Please see their website
Other Community Food Patches
If you know of a planter or patch of ground around where you live which could grow more edible delights let us know and we can help you make this happen. Also if you need help developing your own food garden we can organise helping hands, provide tools, advice and seeds for free. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The apple press and crusher has proved very popular this autumn! It was borrowed by 2 schools and several households. Please see our Borrow it
website for more information.
Food Waste and Worms Work:
Worm boxes are now located at the Belhaven Community Garden, Dunbar Community Kitchen, Lauderdale Park, Dunbar Primary School, Stenton Primary Schools. This map
shows you how many households have worm boxes and are trying to reduce their food waste. For information regarding Worms Work please contact: email@example.com
Dunbar Community Kitchen:
The Ridge are managing the Kitchen and have several volunteer opportunities. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org