Saturday, 7 August 2010

Portobello Community Growing Space - an inspiration

At the Portobello Food Fair there was a wealth of information about community gardening, composting, knitting your own vegetables (yes really) but when it comes down to it, there's nothing like getting your wellies dirty yourself and learning by experience....

...which is something the gardeners at Porty Community Growing Space know all about.

The change to the Portobello Town Hall site in just over a year is astounding.  It's been a learning curve for all involved,  not least getting the Council on board, getting a bank account set up and having to deal with practical issues such as getting water on site.  So what would they do differently?

"Nothing" comes the reply.  "The key to the success of the project was getting the right people involved - people who would commit to the project in the longer term".

It's that sort of commitment we need to secure the future of a similar project in Cuthill Park!
MAY 2009
August 2010

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