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Happy Green Cooking!

... Last chance to book a place on Out of the Blue’s Happy Green Cookery Course which starts tomorrow. The Happy Green Cookery Course Flyer ...

up to £400 towards a new energy efficient boiler!

... The Energy Saving Scotland boiler scrappage scheme offers owner/occupiers up t0 £400 towards upgrading their inefficient boilers to new energy efficient ones. The scheme opens on Tuesday 1st Feb 12.30pm — no vouchers will be given or applications taken before this time. It will allow upgrades of old inefficient boilers to help you save money and energy. For more details see the EST website ...

Next Portobello Organic Market — 5th March

Portobello Organic Market features the best of artisan and organic food, drink and arts & crafts sourced from the south east of Scotland. The market is held on the first Saturday of each month. With an open plan layout and up to 25 stalls selling a wide range of produce, what bet ter way to start your month? Venue: Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello, Edinburgh Opening Times: 10am to 2pm, Saturday 5th March and the first Saturday of e...

Water Saving event 28th July

7 – 8pm in Portobello Town Hall FREE water saving tools to use in your own home FREE impartial advice on saving energy water and money through water efficiency The opportunity to WIN a water efficiency makeover for your house The average household spends around 30% of their gas bill on heating water, which could be as much as £200 a year. To find out how you could save money and reduce your carbon footprint please join us for some refr...

Growing Spaces Group

The PEDAL Growing Spaces Group is a collection of people who are keen to develop local land for growing fruit and vegetables, whether as community gardens, allotments or in other ways. PEDAL has been offered access to a number of local derelict or vacant sites for this purpose. Meetings of the Group are relaxed, informal and open to anyone with an interest in local food. If you’d like to coming along, contact Eva at growing@ped...

Thanks for supporting the Wind Energy Project!

At midnight last night our Portobello and Leith Wind Energy Project came in 4th out of 936 projects, and our numbers of supporters continues to increase. Energyshare will let us know by 12th July whether we are through to the next round or not. If we do get through, then demonstrating community support is really important so your ongoing support will be key. In the next round we will also be able to use written support, letters ...

PEDAL Food Projects 2010 – 2011

In early 2010 PEDAL was awarded a grant from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund to take forward a range of projects aimed at enabling and encouraging people in Portobello to grow or buy more local food. Work began in April 2010, and funding ended in March 2011. Some projects like the Donkeyfield Community Orchard and Portobello Organic Market are long-term initiatives that are still running. For more information on othe...

Portobello Organic Market, Saturday 6th August

Don’t forget this Saturday is the first Saturday of the month, so that means its market day! Come along to Brigthon Park to get your fantastic locally produced, seasonal and organic food and crafts. We now have a range stalls selling hot food and drinks, so why not come along with friends or family and make a day of it with a picnic in the park? PEDAL will be selling our hot-off-the press t‑shirts (two designs, ‘I Love Porty’ and ‘Home...

Aims of the Portobello Market

... Nadia Ellingham Would like to have a pitch at the July market. Would appreciate information on how to go about it. Many thanks Nadia@thinkingchocolate.com admin Hi Nadia - all you need to know is on the Information for Stallholders page....

Portobello Organic Market October 2011

Stalls for 1st October will be: Temptations (hand baked cakes, slices and other treats) Caurnie Soap (artisan soap producers) Cramond Bramble (delicious fudge) Let Them Eat Cake (freshly baked treats) Harajuku Kitchen (fresh Japanese style noodles and sushi) Burgh Bakes (hand made marshmallows in a range of flavours) Maureen Welsh Jams (field fresh jams and chutneys) Patisserie Jacob (fresh breads plus savoury and sweet pastries) Windsheil F...