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Let’s Join the Food Revolution: Film at St. Philip’s, Sunday 25 August 7.30 – 9.30pm

Growing Change is a spir­ited film about the prob­lems with the cur­rent food sys­tem and the food revolu­tion tak­ing place in Venezuela. Full of
inspir­ing char­ac­ters, stun­ning land­scapes and thought pro­vok­ing insights into how we might trans­form our food sys­tem.

This will be fol­lowed by a dis­cus­sion on how we might have our own loc­al food revolu­tion in Scotland: with Justin Kenrick and Eva Schonveld
from Transition Scotland, Mary Mulligan from Christian Aid and Jane Herbstritt from the World Development Movement.

Portobello Market, Saturday 3rd August

Will the heat wave come to the mar­ket!? Who knows, but it does­n’t mat­ter either way because there’s always a warm atmo­sphere and lots of fun to be had at the mar­ket.

There’ll be live music and face paint­ing of course.

It’s been a great year so far for Portobello Market, and August looks like a bump­er crop of traders, the most so far this year. We’ll even have a real espresso cof­fee van on site! Woohoo! 

Our loy­al reg­u­lars are there with their organ­ic meats, breads, fruit & veg, oils, cheeses, candles, soaps and garden fur­niture, togeth­er with crafts, out­door garden fur­niture, plants, nat­ur­al rem­ed­ies & ther­apies. The list goes on. Amazing vari­ety!

Check out the PEDAL web­site for more details and for a full list of stall­hold­ers.

So come along between 9.30 and 1.30 at Brighton Park on Brighton Place, Portobello, and join in the fun.

Orchard work day and pruning workshop 29th June

29th June orch­ard  10.00 till 2.00pm

The sum­mer prun­ing work­shop will be led by David Catt From Borders Organic Gardening Group from 11.00am till 12.00pm. Teaching will be at 11.00 till noon. We are ask­ing for a dona­tion for the tuition (Around £5.00). This will go towards the cost of mow­ing the orch­ard. Bring gloves secateurs if you have them .

‘Do The Math’: 29th May, 7pm

Join us on Weds 29th May 7pm

AT North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court, Edinburgh EH4 4TZ

It’s simple maths: we can emit 565 more gigatons of car­bon diox­ide and stay below 2°C of warm­ing — any­thing more than that risks cata­strophe for life on earth. The only prob­lem? Burning the fossil fuel that cor­por­a­tions now have in their reserves would res­ult in emit­ting 2,795 gigatons of car­bon diox­ide – five times the safe amount.

Fossil fuel com­pan­ies are plan­ning to burn it all — unless we rise up to stop them.  Come and see the film that shows how to do it: Do the Math.

Orchard Workday

Pruning Workshop at Donkeyfield Community Orchard

Pruning Workshop led by David Catt from the Borders Organic Gardening Group Saturday March 16th 11.00am till 3.00pm (Teaching starts at 11.00 prompt) Suggested dona­tion £5. Please bring secateurs if you have them.

Orchard Workday

Wassail singing workshop

There will be a singing work­shop to learn some tra­di­tion­al was­sail­ing songs for the PEDAL was­sail on Wednesday 23rd January at 7.00 – 9.00pm at 7 Rosefield Avenue.  Cost £5 per per­son to raise money for the orch­ard.  All wel­come — songs will be taught by ear so no singing exper­i­ence or abil­ity to read music required.  Children and young people wel­come provid­ing they are able to con­cen­trate and join in. Please con­tact Jane Lewis if you wish to come.

Wassail

You are all invited to the was­sail at PEDAL’s Donkeyfield Community Orchard on Saturday 26th January at 2pm.

January is was­sail­ing time.  This is tra­di­tion­ally the time for singing rowdy songs in orch­ards to cel­eb­rate the har­vest from the pre­vi­ous year, chase away evil spir­its and so ensure a good crop in the com­ing sea­son.  Please bring noise mak­ing equip­ment (drums, whistles, pans), bread to hang on the trees, apple juice to soak the bread in, and wear scary clothes if you wish, to scare away any evil spir­its that may be lurk­ing…

There will be a singing work­shop to learn some tra­di­tion­al was­sail­ing songs for the PEDAL was­sail on Wednesday 23rd January at 7.00 – 9.00pm at 7 Rosefield Avenue.  Cost £5 per per­son to raise money for the orch­ard.  All wel­come — songs will be taught by ear so no singing exper­i­ence or abil­ity to read music required.  Children and young people wel­come provid­ing they are able to con­cen­trate and join in. Please con­tact Jane Lewis if you wish to come.

Jane will also be run­ning two was­sail­ing singing work­shops on 10th and 17th January at 6.30 — 8.30pm at the Eric Liddell Centre — in the Liddell Chapel, with the Open Community Singing Group where we will learn the same songs in pre­par­a­tion for the Apple Wassail on Saturday 19th January 3 – 5pm at the Royal Edinburgh Community Orchard organ­ised by Transition Edinburgh South.  All wel­come. So if you want to learn some was­sail songs but can­’t make it on 23rd in Portobello — do come along!

Green Homes open day in Edinburgh – Saturday 29 September

Visit a loc­al home to see renew­ables in action

Have you ever thought about gen­er­at­ing your own energy at home?  Why not come and have a chat with some green homeown­ers in your area?

On Saturday 29 September, eight homeown­ers in Edinburgh will open their homes and share their renew­ables exper­i­ence.  This is part of a Scotland-wide event with a total of 48 homes tak­ing part across the coun­try.

Energy Saving Scotland advice centre South East is join­ing forces with Transition Edinburgh South and Transition Edinburgh Pentlands to provide an inform­a­tion hub at Colinton Mains Parish Church. Please come along, and meet with installers and with our inde­pend­ent expert advisors who can even vis­it you to see what’s suit­able for your home.

How to take part

·         Visit greenhomesopenday.org.uk to find out where the homes are and which tech­no­lo­gies they have

·         Decide which homes you’d like to vis­it.

Most homes will be open between 10.30am and 4.30pm, but please check the details on the map.

·         Speak to our spe­cial­ists at the loc­al hub event, find out more about gen­er­at­ing energy at home and meet installers. 

Funded by the Scottish Government, the Green Homes open day is part of the Green Homes Network which provides you with the excit­ing oppor­tun­ity to vis­it green homes in your area. You can find out first hand how dif­fer­ent renew­able sys­tems run in real homes, hear about actu­al costs and sav­ings, and get tips and advice that could help you on your way.

P.S. Please let your friends and neigh­bours know about this event!