Leith Community Crops in Pots - Edinburgh
Leith Community Crops in Pots aims to grow healthy, sustainable food, and provide a bit of country life, in the heart of an urban community.
Registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), and about 2 years old, Leith Community Crops in Pots was has turned a dull grey, barren, entirely concreted yard in the heart of Leith into a fascinating, ever-changing slice of 'wildness' on the doorstep.
The organisation engages in a wide range of activities, including developing wildlife habitats, composting, creating recycled art and wood salvaging. It runs environmental and healthy eating clubs in local primary schools, and has a community garden on Leith Link where it plans to set up a local food market, healthy cafe and farm shop as social enterprises.
Through these activities, Leith Community Crops in Pots should be able to contribute to Scottish Government targets for health and well-being, whilst growing environmental sustainability.
See this great video of LLCIP's Harvest Festival