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Food

...lo to grow or buy more local food. Some of the projects we ran have finished now, but you can find more information on them all here. We have plans to develop a wide range of food initiatives that, together, we hope will underpin the creation of a stronger local food economy and enable local people to grow more of their own food. Current and planned initiatives are shown in the diagram below. Find local food suppliers near yo...

Meals on Reels: a celluloid celebration of Scottish food and drink

...ditions.  In collaboration with Regional Screen Scotland, SFS are hosting the inaugural screening in Edinburgh of Meals on Reels, a series of films and extracts from the collection of Scottish Screen Archive at the National Library of Scotland. It’s a nostalgic look at food and drink products showcasing bygone products, methods of production and advertising before, during and after WW2.  Divided into a ‘menu’ of footage, it fea...

Apple Festival, 12 – 4pm, 6th October at the Botanics

...From 12.00 noon — 4.00 pm at the John Hope Gateway An annual celebration of apples. The Saturday will feature apple advice and identification from 10am whilst the Sunday will include apple juice tasting. See and taste a wide selection of apple varieties from 12pm both days, and find out how to grow them yourself. This event is also running from 10am — 4pm on Saturday 5 October. With the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society....

A short plea from the Energyshare voting event in London

...A short plea by video from volunteer and turbine project stalwart Chas Booth on why you should vote for the Porty & Leith Community Wind Energy Project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zGKjgL6fjI Chas was speaking from the Energyshare final voting event in London today. Thanks for representing, Chas! You can vote for us (before 5PM) at www.energyshare.com/voting...

Announcing a new PEDAL working group: Bike Group

...roup for PEDAL — we’ve started running a local survey on what people would like to help them cycle more, and aim to use this to apply for funding support. We’re thinking: Dr Bike sessions for the market, adult cycle training, commuter buddying, and on-street bike tools. If you’d like to get involved, get in touch with us or come along to the next market to have a chat. Contact Charlotte on portycharlotte@yahoo.co.uk if you’re interest...

Remember, Remember the 5th of November …

...bacon, quiche, vegetables, and eggs. They will also have bread rolls from their new community-supported bakery; Maddy Corbin will be selling Scotch eggs (meat and vegetarian), cheese biscuits, sausage rolls, unusual preserves, and traditional handmade crepe paper christmas crackers; Fare will be on site selling beautiful ready-to-cook organic meals and Christmas puddings this month; Wood N Menagerie produce wooden gifts, ornam...

Tea Party photos…!

Vision of Portobello in 2029 Well over a hundred folk joined in the “Porty Party” in the Town Hall on the 21st March. Almost 50 joined up as new members of PEDAL (we need as many members as possible, so if you’re not a member please join us. People came for the tea and cakes, for face painting and the “Asian kite workshop” recycling plastic bags into fabulous Asian kites! … and people read and commented on the emerging vision for a...

Transport — If everyone lived as we do we’d need 3 planets to support us

...Leith, Musselburgh and the City and — for those of us with cars – remember to use buses, bikes, the city car club, walk and share journeys when we can! And, of course, as well as the ideas in the carbon reduction plan we are proposing, we can help to make the streets (and future) safer for kids by ending the use of cars for the school runs…...

Orchard Workshops: Songs for the earth: Monday, 28th July

...Songs for the earth with Jane Lewis Monday, 28th July 7 – 9pm £6/2 concessions Venue: Donkeyfield Community Orchard, Daiches Brae, near Brunstane Station Come and learn some simple harmony songs  around the bonfire and amongst the fruit trees in Donkeyfield Community Orchard. All songs will be taught by ear. All welcome! Please book by July 21st. Contact Eve: eve@pedal-porty.org.uk or 07724 825 434...

Land Reform

...ment for expanding rural land reform so that urban communities also gain the right to buy areas of land that are significant to the livelihood and well-being of local communities. The push for rural land reform came hand in hand with the push for particular rural communities to reclaim ownership and their futures (e.g. Assynt and Eigg). A push for urban land reform could go hand in hand with a community identifying and ca...