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The idea of The Grove Community Garden has been established by the community for the community.  We are a mobile community garden that is making temporary use of two sites in the heart of Edinburgh.

We have been working on the idea together with the developer Grosvenor since 2012. Since spring 2013 we have transformed an unused development site (owned by Grosvenor) into a garden that is thriving to become a community hub. Since spring 2014 we are gardening on a second unused development site (owned by Edinburgh City Council) which is only 3 min walking from the first garden (see ‘Find us’).

The aim is to grow an active community as well as growing food.

Our original idea based on mobile plots, has evolved into unique standard pallet bed units, which we can move about into different layouts by forklift. One part of the garden is dedicated to pallet bed units giving local people the chance to growing their own veggies, fruit and herbs in an inclusive and supportive surrounding. The rest of the garden is a shared communal space, with the garden being ideally placed to accommodate social, cultural and environmental activities. We have a welfare container where we can boil the kettle and a storage container for our tools.

The garden relies completely on the Gardeners and Friends of the Garden for its upkeep and maintenance.  You can become part of the garden even if you have no previous gardening experience. You will learn through engaging with the community. If you want to visit simply come along to one of our communal gardening sessions.

The Grove is part of the Fountainbridge Canalside Initiative.

Weekly communal garden sessions are on  Saturday’s:

10am-12noon at Grove in the Park

12noon-2pm at Grove 1

Calendar of upcoming events including monthly committee meetings :

Committee Members:

Wendy Lord (Chair),  Ann Burgess (Vice Chair), Jayne Totty (Secretary), David Leslie (Treasurer), Akiko Kobayashi, Sarah Marshall, Nim Kibbler, Isobel Shepherd and Tete DaSilva.

Privacy Policy May 2018:

As a private membership group, we keep members details in a password protected drive that is only accessed by the Grove Committee and is not shared with anybody else. Members of the Grove Committee have access to the membership contact list for garden administration and communication purposes only.  The list consists of name, email address and telephone number as well as details of membership status. We keep these details to allow us to keep members updated with garden news and information. If you have registered as a garden member then you will continue to receive emails from us, but if you no longer want to hear from us then please let us know by emailing grovefcg@gmail.com.

 

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Fennel seeds harvested yesterday #communityfood #communitygarden #edinburgh #fountainbridge
All potatoes great and small. Harvest from Grove in the Park, cooking up for a potluck at The Grove tonight #communityfood #communitygarden #edinburgh #harrisonpark #fountainbridge
Plenty more where these came from down at The Grove. Graft &Grub tomorrow night for garden members: pre-autumn tidy, harvest and social. It's a potluck, so bring a dish or nibbles if you can, or just yourself! #communityfood #communitygarden
Runner beans are in abundance down at the Grove right now, so go down to the communal session this morning and get picking. If you are not planning to eat straight away, the easiest preservation technique is freezing. We recommend slicing, then a quick blanch and shock - so that means immerse in a pan of boiling water for a minute or so then strain and rinse under cold water to preserve the colour. Then bag up and freeze and don't forget to always date, otherwise it's a freezer magical mystery tour at some point! #communitygarden #communityfood #edinburgh #harvest #runnerbeans #abundance #preserving #freezeforlater #pantry #larder #harvestnoweatlater
Greenhouse toms getting an early evening drink #communityfood #communitygarden #edinburgh #edinburgh
A canopy of runner beans under an #edinburgh sky #communityfood #communitygarden #fountainbridge
Amazing nasturtiums planter #219 well done Kevin! #planteroftheweek #communityfood #communitygarden #edinburgh #fountainbridge
This is how we roll #communityfood #communitygarden #edinburgh #fountainbridge
Who needs flowers when you've got vegetables? #communityfood #communitygarden #edinburgh #fountainbridge
Runner beans #communityfood #communitygarden #edinburgh #fountainbridge
?grovers is this a Dahlia? #communitygarden #edinburgh #harrisonpark
Sunflower Grove in the Park #communitygarden #edinburgh #harrisonpark