A celebration of our work so far took place at the Scottish Parliament on the 25th October, it was a great success and an important milestone for us. Our wonderful volunteers, residents and supporters all contributed their produce to share this harvest time and an exhibition of our work showed how we support individuals who cannot look after their garden spaces either as a result of illness or disability.
It is hoped that the event will raise awareness to our supportive services for all those in need as we now have funding which will enable us to reach out across Edinburgh to those who will benefit most and in turn help to get more people growing. We would like to thank all our guests who joined us for the evening!
We are pleased to announce our two new members of the EGP team. Claire Bennett is our new manager and Nim Kibbler our Volunteer Development Worker. These new posts were made possible by the generous funding from our trust and foundation supporters.
After many long months of fundraising, EGP is finally delighted to be recruiting for both a Manager post and a Volunteer Development Worker to take on the task of putting our ‘Getting Edinburgh Growing’ plan into action. We hope to announce our new team soon!
Garden owners, volunteers and local residents alike, thank you to all of you who joined us for our annual Cake and Plant Sale in Restalrig on Saturday 26 May. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves. The event was held in one of our terrific garden-share gardens. A big thank you to Rab and Hamish for making us so welcome.
The sun was shining and there were delicious, freshly-baked goodies aplenty and a huge selection of plants for sale. As a result, we can announce that we raised a staggering £347, all of which will now go to help us achieve more garden shares across the city!
Garden Sharing featured in 2011 on BBC1′s ‘The One Show’, as well as in an article in The Guardian that described one of EGP’s highly successful matches, between volunteers Keith Baker and Cindy Courtillier and garden owner Hermann Boyng. To read more, here’s the link to the Guardian article.