Leith Community Crops in Pots

Vwaza-Leith Green-Learning Twinfrastructure

Enhance facilities on Leith Community Croft, Edinburgh, & on Mother Elizabeth Organic Farm, Malawi, to further these projects' green/agricultural education targeting the disadvantaged (e.g. vulnerable children in Leith & poverty-affected adults/children in Malawi) + build connections between these.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in Scotland (SC044220)

Campaign target

£7,000

Amount raised

£2,380

Donations

9

Championed by Private Match Fund

  • [The] success that [the] workshops have had is testament to the fact that there is a real need & demand for initiatives to continue running these educational services within the Leith community.

    — Edinburgh Remakery

  • Muddy, super-duper happy, amazing!

    — A child (asked how he/she felt after a gardening session)

  • Really enjoyed [it]. Gained lots of information. Feeling inspired to start growing food & veg.

    — Workshop attendee

  • In an admirably short span of time, the team has achieved a wide range of educational workshops, even including a highly specialist topic such as a seed-saving masterclass. The workshops form a low-threshold entrance into environmental issues for one of the more deprived areas in Edinburgh.

    — The Gaia Foundation

Situation

Leith: Poor social skills, self-confidence, environmental knowledge, diet, knowledge/connection with the rest of the world, educational attainment; lack of exercise & exposure to sunlight; environmentally unsustainable diet; lack of employment/skills; high levels of anxiety; isolation; 'nature deficit disorder'. Vwaza: Poor diet & environmentally unsustainable farming related to lack of education & basic resources such as water & training facilities; low income; environmental degradation.

Solution

Leith: We'll enrich the educ. value of our site: improve nature/gardening-related signage & run related educ. programmes benefiting all, esp. the disadvantaged (e.g. vulnerable children, minorities & adults from high-SIMD areas). Vwaza: We'll support the farm in establishing reliable water & electricity supplies, improving accom. & educ. facilities, promoting their work, helping local schools visit, etc. Both: We'll build links between the projects & so promote responsible global citizenship.