Site visit to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Members of Shandon Food Group visited the Royal Edinburgh Hospital site last weekend, looking at an area for a community garden. If you want to find out more, please email us at hello@shandonfood.org.uk and ask about the Land Group.

the group walks towards the site

the group walks towards the site

The group in front of a South-facing wall

The group in front of a South-facing wall

Shandon food group members survey the site

Shandon food group members survey the site

There are some challenges and unknowns:

A hole in the ground

A hole in the ground

Is this rubbish or a resource?

Is this rubbish or a resource?

However, the find of the day is a run-down orchard

view into the orchard

view into the orchard

Windfall cooking apples

Windfall cooking apples

About alex.in.shandon

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4 Responses to Site visit to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital

  1. Pingback: The emerging gardens… « Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens

  2. Beccy Brooks says:

    looks like a great opportunity, I am een to get involved is there a weekend date confirmed yet for the first work day? i had heard sometime in February?

    Thanks

    • 18saughtonmains says:

      Hi Beccy

      Nice to hear that you’re interested. I’ve given up the NCN work & am now volunteering with the food group. Hope to catch up at some point.

      As far as I’m aware, the Shandon Food workday has not been organised yet. I’ll forward this message to Amie (membership secretary), or could you email hello@shandonfood.org.uk? I think you live just outside Shandon Food Group’s area, but we have a clause in the constitution that says that if you have a particular interest in Shandon you can join. To my mind, wanting to help with the work sounds like a valid interest…

      Regards,
      Alex

  3. Beccy Brooks says:

    Thanks Alex, Ive contacted Gavin and Amie already who gave me the nod for joining- even though Im the wrong side of the canal! I did go along to the workshop on local shops but since I actually generally use Bruntsfield/Morningside rather than Shandon/Dalry I would probably be more suited to the community garden project. Hope to catch up soon, Beccy

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