South West Edible Estates is a charity established to work with residents of council estates in the south west of Edinburgh. We seek to use greenspace as a resource that increases health and wellbeing of individuals, and the cohesion of communities.
We do this by establishing 'neighbourhood gardens', delivering natural play projects, and through our Community Growing Team which provides volunteering and work experience programmes for folk of all ages
Find out more in the video below.
Our focus for the coming year will be to work with residents in Murrayburn & Hailesland to establish a Community Park. The park will use 'natural play' ideas to improve the Greenway as a place for play and recreation. We will build a Neighbourhood Garden in the middle of the park which will provide growing spaces for up to fifty residents.
In 2016/17, we worked with residents in Murrayburn & Hailesland to look at ways in which local greenspace can provide; better play opportunities for younger children, create community gardening spaces for adults, and improve the appearance and biodiversity of the local area. This resulted in the set up of Murrayburn & Hailesland Community Park Association.
We now have planning permission for the neighbourhood garden and the support of the Council to use the site. We are currently submitting funding applications to meet the cost of the project.
If you live in Murrayburn or Hailesland, would like to find out more please get in touch with Steve Pike, firstname.lastname@example.org.