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Water saving campaign

...t huge amounts of energy energy is also used to treat water for consumption and for it’s treatment after use, so by reducing unnecessary water use we can cut carbon emissions too. The water saving campaign is being run by Energy Saving Scotland advice centre in partnership with PEDAL. On Wednesday 2nd June there will be a stall in the Bath Street Scotmid store where Oliver Musgrave from Changeworks will be there to answer questions ab...

Portobello’s new must have fashion item!

...ut town wearing a stylish looking t‑shirt with cryptic lattitude and longitude co-ordinates and the PEDAL logo.  Have you yet worked out what it all means? (Comments below please) . Also available the ever popular ‘I love Porty’ design in a range of colours and sizes including a full range for children. Both designs of t‑shirt are available from the PEDAL stall at Portobello Organic Market and other PE DAL events. Adult £12.50 Child...

PEDAL ‘Street Level’ — make it happen on your street!

...al and practical support. Let’s get together, share ideas and resources and support one another to make good things happen on our streets. The kinds of things we might do are: Organise street parties Join Streetbank Get on-street bike storage Start community gardens Build on-street planters/trees Make or commission public art Share chickens Start food/solar/insulation co-ops… … stuff like that. If you’re interested, email info@pedalpor...

Mushroom Growing course

...Course on Saturday the 19th of February, between 10am and 12 noon. Come along and learn from Dr Neville Kilkenny the fascinating art of growing edible mushrooms on wooden logs, and take home your own innoculated log! This is an indoor course limited to 12 places. The course is free, but we suggest a donation of £5. Please reserve your place early to avoid disappointment! (NB This course is now full, but register your interest with us...

Solar Porty Scheme launched!

...work out that the system will (eventually) pay for itself if/when the R.H.I. comes into play this coming year. Was advised by Edinburgh Council that planning permission was not normally required as long as the panels/tubes are more than 1m away from roof edge and don't protrude more than 20mm from roof plane. Though slimmer/smaller h.w.cylinders are available for smaller households the thermal hotwater cylinder is larger and heavier so some caref...

Want to be part of Scotland’s first ever online election debate on climate change?

...mportant tackling climate change is to the people of Scotland. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to make a big difference. Register your interest and ask your question today on Facebook or by email. Find out more about the debate Gail Wilson Stop Climate Chaos Scotland Co-ordinator...

Wassail

...ou 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 15th January at 7.00 – 9.00pm at 7 Rosefield Avenue.  Cost £5/£3 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 ar...

Wassailing cancelled due to persistent rain

...encouraging more folk to come to the orchard. But we do hope to re-arrange and will keep you posted. We have had two energetic singing workshops to learn the wassail songs — including one with young people at Woodcraft last night — so there is a band of great wassailers ready to go. ...

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

...nd 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....

Fruit tree care

...shaping and training your fruit trees, how to keep them in good condition and to get the best fruit from them. Ideal if you have just purchased a Fruitful Porty tree or have existing overgrown trees in your garden! This course will be completely outdoors, so please wear suitable clothing and footwear for a morning outside and it would be a good idea to bring your own gardening gloves if you have them. Cost per person £10 Places are...