Sustainable Garden


In accordance with the government advice, all our face to face activities are  temporarily suspended. For information about our current online services please refer to the ‘Support during COVID-19‘ page.

The Welcoming Sustainable Garden is part of our climate change project ‘Welcoming a Greener Future’, funded by the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).

The community demonstration garden is located at Saughton  Mains Allotments and it offers a space where The Welcoming  participants and volunteers can come together to learn about food growing, share green skills and food traditions from their home country, while spending quality time outside in nature. 

The food harvest from the garden is shared among our community, as well as being used during our cooking sessions and events. 

The garden is developed and maintain by our very dedicated group of volunteers and it is set up to host a variety of activities, including:

  • Outdoor environmental English classes
  • Outdoor sustainable cooking
  • Seasonal gardening and green skills workshops
  • Small cultural gathering and events

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team at The Welcoming Sustainable Garden, please visit our volunteer page.