Craigmillar Community Grows, a Carr Gomm fundraised community project, is continuing to work alongside Sandy’s Community Centre to ensure their youth group remains ongoing during this time.

After receiving funding from Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust (ELGT), Sandy’s Community Centre, based in Craigmillar, asked our project to continue to create different seed packs and instructions to be included in their weekly activity packs delivered to the children.

These seed packs have been very successful with the children, and a number of them have been sending in photos of themselves, grinning from ear to ear, showing the different plants and vegetables they have grown. 

The Centre has also requested that Craigmillar Community Grows now joins weekly Zoom calls to lead specific workshops, together with ELGT, on growing the different seeds.

Karin Chipulina, Craigmillar Community Development worker, said: “The funding from ELGT covers 26 activity packs over the course of eight weeks with each weekly pack being different.

“I have created a variety of little seed and instruction packs to deliver to the children of the youth group for one of the weeks and will help lead weekly workshops around growing these seeds via Zoom calls.

“The Centre has also asked that I deliver other fun virtual workshops for the children such as growing their own salads and making play dough.

“It will be exciting for everyone and the children do seem to be looking forward to it, with different organisations coming together to ensure the children can still virtually meet up, have fun and be kids.”

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