Tag: community

Hawthornvale path clean up – 3rd May, 11am

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Join in an effort to clean up a section of Hawthornvale Cycle path on Sunday 3rd May.  Organised by Jaimie MacDonal and Sheila Masson, they are both keen to creatively improve local greenspaces for the health and happiness of the community and to add to the great work that is already done along the cycle [...]

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Gardening & Cycling: They go together

Cyclists visit The Grove Garden

When you cycle along the union canal coming from Harrison Park cycling towards the city centre (Lochrin Basin) you will see a lovely community garden on your left just before Leamington Lift Bridge . The garden is called The Grove Fountainbridge Community Garden. So when you cycle along come in and say hi if you [...]

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Food from the ‘tube #3: Elderflower Vodka

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Hello, it’s Wendy from Moral Fibres again!  I’m back with another ‘Food from the ‘tube’ recipe that you can make from plants growing along the Innertube network. June marks the arrival of the elderflower season, and what better way to celebrate it by making a batch of elderflower vodka?  It really couldn’t be easier, and [...]

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Food from the ‘tube 2: Nettle Pesto

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The last food from the ‘tube post was quite some time ago, and I thought I’d revive this as the Innertube Network is quite bountiful at the moment – only you might not have noticed.  Cycle or walk along the Innertube Network at the moment and no doubt you’ll come across patches and patches of [...]

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Help plant trees in Harrison Park

Harrison Park tree planting

Get your hands dirty and help plant some trees at Harrison Park with Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust and Friends of Harrison Park. What is planned is some low, hedgerow-style planting on the bank between Harrison Road and East Harrison Park by the canal, providing a windbreak and giving some year-round interest on an otherwise [...]

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Works complete – King George V playpark

Upgraded climbing wall in King George V Park

Soon to be officially opened, Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust have been working on a brand-new play area at the south end of the Rodney Street tunnel in King George V park, right alongside the cycle path and on the edge of the New Town. Once a railway turning yard, a coal yard and part [...]

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Halloween mural Drylaw tunnel

Over the last weekend myself and some friends have created a new mural on the railway tunnel below Telford Road (there are two tunnels this is the smaller one) around a Halloween theme it’s been a while since we’ve painted at this location however we have a long history of creating artworks in these tunnels. [...]

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More volunteer vegetation pathwork

Clearing an obstructed path access at Wardie Road

This Saturday saw another successful morning of volunteering out on the North Edinburgh paths tackling overhanging branches, obstructed lights and corners where undergrowth was hiding sightlines of oncoming people. Two sections of Himalayn balsam were also tackled. Organised by Sustrans North Edinburgh volunteers, the first section to be tackled was at Drylaw, where brambles and [...]

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New funding for Edinburgh communities

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Just came across this funding for Edinburgh communities, from the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Evening News, the Get it Sorted fund which is awarding up to £500 for community environmental improvement projects.     Visit the council website below for more information, but the main project themes are: Sorting our visual environment [...]

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Wildflowers at Trinity Station

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Dropped by Trinity Station yesterday to see how the flowers were coming along and was excited to see the corn poppies coming into flower! This was part of a Grow Wild Lottery funded project led by the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust.  We worked with members of the Fet Lor Youth Group to clear and [...]

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