Edible Gardening Project
Supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, awarded funds through the Postcode Earth Trust.
The Edible Gardening Project is based at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and shares horticultural knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for growing food with diverse communities. The project is for those who are keen to grow their own food but don’t know where to begin.
Key to the project are the volunteers who work hard to keep our demonstration edible garden looking fabulous. They are on hand at our workshops and drop in sessions to provide support and advice to people who are interested in brushing up on basic horticultural skills.
Inspiring Events And Invaluable Advice
Our team of community gardeners and dedicated volunteers work hard to keep our productive gardens looking great. They are on hand at our events to provide support and advice to people who are interested in brushing up on basic horticultural skills.
Meet The Gardener Sessions
From February to November the team provide weekly 'Meet the Gardener' sessions in the Demonstration Garden where members of the public can drop in for growing advice and get inspiration for their own gardens.
Gardening with Community Groups
The Project provides opportunities for local community groups who want to grow their own food. We have a number of groups who look after their own vegetable plots in the Demonstration Garden and attend on a weekly basis to work alongside one of our community gardeners. Groups such as Garvald, Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council and TEENS+ gain practical, hands-on experience of growing vegetables and learn horticultural skills.
We deliver a range of free workshops to community garden groups. Topics include vegetable growing for beginners, composting, growing winter vegetables and organic pest and disease control.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has received over £1.5 million since 2011 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, support which has launched and grown our Edible Gardening Project as well as supported our valuable core work in plant research, conservation and education.
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About People's Postcode Lottery
People's Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery. Players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes whilst raising money for charities and good causes. A minimum of 32% will be awarded to charities, going directly to good causes like us.
Players of People's Postcode Lottery have the chance to win a prize every day.
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People's Postcode Lottery Terms and Conditions
People's Postcode Lottery manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities supporting a range of good causes.
For details on each week's society lottery please see the Charity Draw Calendar.
Players must be 16 years or over. Only available to play with postcodes in England, Scotland and Wales. Not available in NI. Conditions apply. See Terms & Conditions. Ticket price £2 with 5 draws each month and minimum £10 payable in advance. For a full list of prizes visit Prizes.
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