Please help us to raise funds for Gracemount Grow Stronger

We are raising funds – through a crowdfunding campaign – to support the valuable work of Gracemount Grow Stronger. Please help us! Continue reading

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TES is now on Twitter

Transition Edinburgh South and Gracemount Grow Stronger are now on Twitter Continue reading

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Gracemount community garden choir

Gracemount Community Garden Choir…

We had our first sing-a-long… Continue reading

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A photo from our community lunch

Community meal in the garden today, I believe its called al fresco. Continue reading

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Open morning for Grow Stronger on 14th November 2014

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Whats going on at the Grow stronger project every week

Community meal poster for all meals with details (2)

 

GROW STRONGER garden poster with details (1)

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Whats going on every week at the project

Community meal poster for all meals with details (2)

GROW STRONGER garden poster with details (1)

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Benefits and drawbacks of outdoor Internet

Here we are at Gracemount having a website editing session – Fergus (from TES), Donna, Richard and Sarah along with a few of the garden volunteers.

In the office, which is in the basement of a stone-walled building, we found that we couldn’t get a reliable mobile Internet connection.  So we moved to a table in the garden where the phone could get a clear view of the network.  This is definitely better from an Internet connection point of view, but… there’s so much daylight that we can hardly see the screen.

The other good thing is that it’s a desk with a view – raised beds with rhubarb and potatoes and beans and nasturtiums and chard and carrots and courgettes and beetroot and leeks and spinach and lettuce, and then the hugel beds beyond those, and the tall old garden wall with its border cleared for putting in fruit trees, and beyond that the tops of trees and the cloudy Scottish sky.  Much better than sitting in a stuffy overheated office!

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New venue for AGM on 8 September 2014

Our AGM is now booked for Monday 8th September, 7-9pm, in the upstairs room at the Moo Bar (formerly the Meadow Bar) at 42-44 Buccleuch Street. We decided that this venue, with food and drink available, would encourage more attenders than being at the Eric Liddell Centre as originally planned.

We’ll have a presentation on our project “Gilmerton, Gracemount and Moredun Grow Stronger” – probably focusing on hügel beds as an effective and ecologically efficient growing technique – following the usual AGM business.

Members and non-members of TES are welcome.

More details to follow, but please put the date in your diary now!

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Grow Stronger project on Facebook

Our project Gilmerton, Gracemount & Moredun Grow Stronger now has a Facebook page. Continue reading

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