Growing for a Happy Planet: Summer Festival
Sunday 4 July, 2021
A day of activities in the Garden and online. Join our Community Engagement team to explore the amazing power of growing your own food for people and our planet!
Can’t join us in the Garden? Explore our video and blog library to give you all the inspiration you need to grow, cook and eat your own seasonal produce.
More growing tips on our blog
Cooking and Seasonal Produce
For more cooking ideas check out our blog. Discover a year of fantastic, fresh and seasonal recipes. Before the pandemic we held a weekly Cook Club on site at the Botanic Cottage. Since March 2020 Cottage Cook Club tutor Ailsa has prepared some great recipes from fresh and store cupboard ingredients to encourage us to keep home cooking and keep eating right.
Plant Pot Pride
We will be joined in the Garden on the day by RBGE’s Pride Group. You can also take part in their Plant Pot Pride online! Join #TeamRBGE for #PlantPotPride and decorate a plant pot in celebration. Your plant pot should celebrate diversity, memorialise a personal pride moment or just be bright and colourful to show the joy and celebration of community which Pride marches embody. Extra points if you manage to grow something in it! .
Find out how to get involved.
Join us in the Garden
Demonstration Garden, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 12 - 4pm
A day of family friendly drop-in activities exploring how growing your own food is easy, fun, and good for the planet.
Come and explore our vegetable patch and meet our community engagement team. We will be sharing tips and advice for growing your own vegetables and celebrating the amazing ways homegrown food can improve the health and wellbeing of both people and our planet.
The programme is free, but you will need to book a (free) time slot through Eventbrite in advance. Time slots will be released on Thursday 24 June at 12 noon. We are sorry that due to Covid restrictions, the number of time slots available are limited.
This event is kindly supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
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