We escaped the madness of the fringe in Edinburgh’s town centre on Thursday and headed down to Leith for our pop-up, public ‘Eat In’ on Leith Community Croft.
We had no idea who would join us; the event seemed to have a lot of interest on Facebook, however people are notoriously busy or exhausted during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe so were delighted that we had a good turnout and were also joined by locals and families that use the community croft! It was great to have visitors from Craigmillar Community Garden and a group who had come far and wide from all over Scotland in order to attend Nourish’s food democracy course. We also got to catch up with Charlie from The Real Junk Food Project who are feeding bellies not bins by holding pop ups in the nearby Ostara Cafe over the festival!
It was a real pleasure sharing homemade food and inspiring conversations with friends old and new. We hope we can return next year to see the growth of the Leith Community Croft as a hub of the Leith community, and possibly eat some food grown on the croft by some members of our network, who are hoping to get a plot there soon!
A big thank you to everyone who came and brought food, helped set up and those who helped with the washing and clearing up! See our photos and please do add yours to our Eat In photo album on Facebook.