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written by Olga Bloemen on April 19, 2011Join in for the epic Big Green Makeover of the Uni’s Woodlands Outdoor Education Facility in the Highlands, from the 21st to the 24th of May, when most of the exams are over!
written by Rosie Sullivan on March 16, 2011
With over 600 bags sold,100s of recipes shared, Whitmuir farm visited and many a belly happily filled with seasonal local veg, it’s time to celebrate the successes of the Veg Bag and pass over the gauntlet to new celeriac brains. We want to say a big THANK YOU to all our supporters and invite you to our Veg Bag handover party.
written by Rosie Sullivan on March 7, 2011
Introduction to Growing Your Own Veg with the Allotment and Permaculture Society
9th March | Kings Building Allotment | 12-2pm
Spring is coming and veg needs to be grown. Not sure where to start? Handily the Allotment Society will be running a workshop in seed propagating and the basics of growing your own veg! Seeds and compost and many a skilled gardener’s mind to pick are all included, just bring some tubs if you want to take some plants back to grow on your windowsill. All free and all welcome!
written by Rosie Sullivan on February 15, 2011
Introduction to Permaculture with Lusi Alderslowe
Monday 21st February | Dan Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1, King’s Buildings| 1-5pm
‘What is permaculture??’
The word ‘permaculture’ comes from ‘permanent agriculture’ with ‘permanent culture.’ It combines an ethical framework, with an understandings of how nature works, with a design approach. This combination is then used to support the creation of sustainable, agriculturally productive, non-polluting and healthy settlements.
written by Abby Nicol on February 1, 2011
Come visit the home of the Veg Bag vegetables! We’ll be touring the farm and lending a hand replanting their willow hedge.
This trip is now full.
written by Rosie Sullivan on January 18, 2011
Grab your place on a series of group discussions designed to make a difference…
written by Rosie Sullivan on November 22, 2010
The final food skills workshop of the season!
Monday 29th November: 2-5pm
@the Grassmarket Community Centre, 86 Candlemaker Row
In a bit of a pickle? Well…
This final workshop of the season deals with Chutney and other winter food preservation techniques. We’ll be transforming lots of lovely Autumn produce into delicious chutney over the space of an afternoon, and whilst its bubbling away we’ll learn more about simple preservation techniques such as salting, pickling, drying and fermentation. We’ll also be making some apple rings to dry.
All welcome – to attend please RSVP here
And finally, a quick chutney related limerick for you….
“There was an Old Person of Putney,
Whose food was roast spiders and chutney,
Which he took with his tea,
within sight of the sea,
That romantic Old Person of Putney.”
Edward Lear, English artist, writer; known for his ‘literary nonsense’ & limericks (1812-1888)
written by Rosie Sullivan on November 9, 2010
Because the supermarket sliced loaf is so last season…
written by Joseph Farthing on February 8, 2010
Join us in learning how you can fix/make/swap your clothes so that they are loved once again, make original presents to wow your friends and loved ones, get musical on the cheap and have fun for free! With governments taking ages to act on climate change, we can do so much in true ‘Do It Yourself’ spirit to cut our emissions by 10% in 2010.
11am-4pm, Thursday 11th February, Lounge/Middle Bar, Teviot Row House, Bristo Square, with free food and drink
Workshops Programme (meet in Teviot Lounge), free and open to all!
12-1pm, ‘Junk to Funk: make your own eco-accessories, musical instruments and other magic’, hosted by Fiona Macpherson, Waste Innovations
1-2pm, ‘Safe hitching: a how to’, hosted by Hitch Society
2-3pm, ‘Tips, tricks and gadgets to help you save money and the planet’, hosted by the Big Green Makeover project
3-4pm, ‘Home composting made easy’, hosted by Miriam Adcock, Waste & Resource Action Programme Scotland
written by Joseph Farthing on
Though we may still be in the thick of winter, there are still plenty of ways to get your hands dirty on the student allotment at King’s Buildings. Allotment and Permaculture Society will be running practical winter gardening workshops from 12.30-3pm, Wednesday 10th February, at the Allotments, Kings Buildings. Meet by the Darwin Building at 12.30pm to find it.
Organised by the University of Edinburgh Allotment and Permaculture Society.