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May 14, 2016


This short film gives us a glimpse into the wonderful diversity of people who tend the Craigentinny Telferton allotments and the shared experience of well-being through tending plots. In the face of a potential housing development the film captures the personal storie...

May 8, 2016

40g unsalted butter

2 medium leeks, washed and thinly sliced

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

100ml double cream

30g Parmesan, grated

2 thick slices of crusty white bread

salt and freshly ground pepper


Melt the butter in a heavy based saucepan. Sprinkle the leek slices with salt a...

May 8, 2016

25g butter

Two chicken breasts, cut into strips

250g young leeks; I used 4 thin leeks straight from the allotment, washed and thinly sliced

850ml  / One and a half pints hot chicken stock

1 ripe avocado peeled and sliced

When ready to serve, 1 tablespoon freshly choppe...

May 4, 2016

This May we welcome Fresh Start and Basics Bank to our allotments. They have taken on a community plot, to be worked by volunteers with the aim of growing food to donate to food banks in Edinburgh.



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Basics Bank - http://e...

May 4, 2016

From 1st April this year, we have a box for donating surplus fruit and veg to our local food bank. So far donations have included leeks, potatoes, onions, broccoli and rhubarb. A big thank you to those who have already made donations, keep them coming, it's all greatly...

May 3, 2016


On Wednesday 13th April Edinburgh Council refused the planning application submitted by Avant Homes to build on the allotments. There was recognition of the huge benefits that allotments provide, not just in encouraging healthy eating and exercise, but also for mental...

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