We work with schools and nurseries in Leith, growing organic food, composting, and exploring nature. Children love to eat what they have grown themselves and to learn through experience how to nurture our environment.
We support our Junior Carboneers to explore how we can tackle climate change in relation to our food by examining a range of ideas and materials which consider global issues and local solutions.
If your child has come home and told you about their experiences, drop us a line and comment below!
Leith Crops in Pots is largely a group of volunteers. We became a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2013, have been successful in two applications to the Climate Challenge Fund, and now employ three staff members.
We have been having fun over the last few months harvesting lots of food from St Mary’s. Here are some pictures of the children collecting all the food.
Look out for us at the Christmas Fair selling some of our vegetables and talking about our work. We will be selling salad bags like this one….
We have set up a worm bin at in the garden near the raised beds. The uneaten fruit from snack is collected by our fantastic carboneers and given to the worms every day. The worms will turn it into amazing compost for the garden for next year. So far, since the beginning of October, this has reduced the schools carbon footprint by nearly 290kg of Co2 emissions. This is the same amount of pollution that is released by someone taking a flight from Edinburgh to Paris and back!