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An Urban Right to Buy and Grow?

...“urban right to buy”, allowing communities to purchase land and buildings in a similar way to rural areas (though whether government money will be available remains to be seen). It also looks set to provide a “community right to grow”, letting groups take over disused land while the owner waits to develop or sell it”  Read more here:  http://www.localpeopleleading.co.uk/policy-talk/policy-articles/1582/?utm_medium=email&utm_campa...

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....

Summer Pruning course

...to gain confidence in pruning fruit trees and fruit bushes. The Summer Pruning course to be run at the Community Orchard off Brunstane Road South on the evening (6.30pm‑8.30pm) of Thursday 19th of August is for those who want to learn how to get the most from their fruit trees etc by judicious pruning. Contact Peter Upton or Polly Cooke if you’d like to register for this one-off evening course. There’ll be a booking fee of £10 to reserve y...

How can I find out more?

...The PEDAL Energy group meets regularly to discuss this and other energy-related projects. Meetings are informal and open to anyone in the Portobello community. For more information click here. We will also be giving regular updates through our quarterly newsletter. To receive your copy, contact us at info@pedal-porty.org.uk. Alternatively, you can contact Justin Kenrick at justinkenrick@yahoo.co.uk....

Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens National Networking Day

The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens are having their National Networking Event on Friday, October 8th 2010 at Battleby, near Perth. Workshops include New Allotments; a look at different allotments models, Livestock on Community Gardens, Social Return on Investment, Selling Produce at Farmers Markets, Orchards, Wildlife Gardening in Winter, Community Gardening and the 2011 Elections, Risk Management and more! There will be a ch...

Transition Edinburgh networking event

...The next Transition Edinburgh networking event will be Tuesday March 5 .  This will be hosted by Transition Edinburgh University and will be held in the Informatics Centre by George Square.  The time is yet to be confirmed — likely early evening.    It will be open to all – an opportunity to share ideas and experiences.   Put it in your diary, and plan to come!...

Sustainable Development Education Network

...etwork. This month sees our Annual Conference taking place on 31st March, in Edinburgh, so hope as many of you can make it along to meet up, talk, share and learn. Cycling and green transport seems to be a popular topic at the moment and there is plenty info in this months bulletin about it – from national conferences and local meetings, to resources and funding. So get on your bike!! Regards Norah Barnes email: bulletin@sdenetwork.org...

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...

Volunteering Opportunities

...ople in tenements or flats to reduce their energy bills and make their homes cosier, by giving energy advice and advice about efficiency measures such as loft insulation and draughtproofing. Could you inspire your neighbours to make changes to benefit everyone in the stair, or help to deliver information leaflets? Publicity helpers We have ongoing events and orchard workdays, and welcome help to publicise these with posters an...

Community Solar PV project

...rrently looking into putting community-owned solar PV panels onto one of the Lothian buses depot sites. We would be providing Lothian buses with green electricity, therefore helping to reduce their carbon footprint. The money generated from feed in tarriffs  from the electricity produced would go towards community projects. We hope to find out whether this is possible by the end of December ’10. How can I find out more?...