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Finding and Securing Land for Community Growing

...tell about your land-related issue when you reserve your place so we can structure the session around matters that concern you. Phone: 0131 623 7058 Email: linda@farmgarden.org.uk link to book online: http://www.farmgarden.org.uk/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/register&Itemid=647&id=37&reset=1   Training Fee(s) Members (paying members of FCFCG and Trellis) £ 20.00 Non-members from a community or therapeutic garden £ 35.0...

Hotspot Insulation Scheme

...ook further into hard-to-treat properties and what can be done to insulate them. Rupert Bagen Building codes effecting insulation levels wouldn't really start to take affect until early 1980's. If your household was built previous to 1984, there is a reasonably good chance that an attic has small attic insulation. Builders in the 1940's would not insulate much of anything, builders in the particular 1960's filled the place between the ceiling raft...

350.org’s new film ‘Do The Math’: 29th May, 7pm

...Arts has agreed to host a film screening of the ground-breaking film by the 350.org team Do The Math! This film is important in the global and local sense as it encapsulates the current state of the environmental predicament. It poses tough questions that we all need to ask ourselves. Have we reached a tipping point in May 2013 when scientists measured 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere? 350.org...

Organic Vegan Banquet in aid of Coal Action Scotland

...y horrific effects on human health both here in Scotland and throughout the world. Despite these facts and because of hypocritical government policies, much of the industrial world is still inextricably linked to coal and Scotland is no different. We at CAS exist to challenge the reliance on this unsustainable fossil fuel and work towards creating positive solutions with communities who pay the true costs of the coal; the...

Food Projects hit the High Street!

...o purple kalabash tomatoes.  It was a beautiful day and the shade from the trees on the high street was very welcome, who would have thought it — summer in Scotland!  A total of 55 Porty people told us what they would like to see on the Dig In Porty! training courses, and signed up for more information on Fruitful Porty, the Portobello Organic Market, Portobello Community Farm, the Edinburgh Garden Share Scheme and Solar Porty.  If you mi...

About PEDAL

...way we’ve been doing things — and that there is another way — or lots of them! The huge challenges of climate change and peak oil have galvanised people into action, and we have huge potential to make a fundamental difference to how we live in a way that government so far has not managed, and individuals on their own often feel is beyond them. We started the process of working towards becoming a Transition Town in 2005, just...

Packed out Porty Buses to The Wave, & a packed out national Transition gathering in Glasgow

...esumbaly so as not to disturb the shopping!) A bunch of us went on from the march to the national gathering of Transition initiatives from across Scotland.  It was a fantastic chance to met up with others, exchange stories, attend diverse workshops, make a wonderful ceilidh, and have brilliant childcare that culminated with the kids teaching US! If you missed it — and in particular if you’re used to having to miss such thi...

Nourish Scotland Annual Conference 2011

...r’s Markets with Howard Wilkinson of Ayrshire Food Network What To Do when the Funding runs out – expert advice on Social Enterprise and Income Generation CAP Reform with David Barnes of the Scottish Government Nourish: The Way Forward – Plenary Session to vote on priorities for Nourish Strategic Plan and options for Regionalisation Opportunities in Procurement & Government Tenders including the Commonwealth Games Getting Community Growing Pro...

From ‘Open Space’ tea-breaks to ‘Post-it’ ceilidhs!

...obello Stationers. This Ceilidh will build on the success of November’s Forum, and on the huge success of the Portobello Campaign Against the Superstore. Come and enjoy the music, poetry and dancing and also have a chance to add your input into the exciting range of imaginative initiatives being developed as part of creating a sustainable future for Portobello. These include pushing for a community buy-out of the superstore site....

Pedal powered cinema at Occupy & Transition films, 5th and 12th December

...hen spent four years following seven real people’s stories from around the world to be interweaved: an Indian entrepreneur struggling to start a new low-cost airline, a Shell employee in New Orleans who rescued more than 100 people during Hurricane Katrina, an 82-year-old French mountain guide watching his beloved glaciers melt, two Iraqi refugee children searching for their elder brother, a young woman living in desperate po...