New project launched on National Hedgehog Day The ‘Dunbar Pledge-hog Project’ has become active even before our hedgehogs come out of hibernation, to launch National Hedgehog Day on Thursday 2nd February. The local East Lothian project will be run by Sustaining Dunbar throughout 2023 and aims to connect both hedgehogs and people thanks to funding […]
by Naomi Barnes, December ’22 Garden Outreach Funding Hopefully, you will have seen Carey’s blog about the fantastic outreach work she is doing with the Belhaven Green Team, the Beehive Garden Buddies and soon, the Belhaven hospital Buddies. We also employ Una who manages the Brewery’s Secret Garden. All this work could not take place without funding […]
Autumn 2022 Belhaven Green Team Everyone should have the opportunity to be part of and feel valued as a member of their community. At Belhaven Green team we support people with learning disabilities to be part of our team. We want to increase the confidence, social skills and presence of people in our local community […]
Naomi Barnes shares her journey as Coordinator of the Local Good Food Alliance -June 2021 Context My role as the Local Good Food Alliance Coordinator started in mid December 2020, after Ola Wojtkiewicz set up the group in response to community engagement as part of Sustaining Dunbar’s ‘What If?’ project, the previous summer. There are […]
Back in the early summer of 2020 Sustaining Dunbar spoke with lots of local groups, many working at the sharp end of helping people to cope with the pandemic. We asked if it would be useful to work together and plan for the future. Most said ‘yes’ and the What If Project began. The project focussed on […]
Barbara Gardener-Rowell joins Sustaining Dunbar as a volunteer embedded artist.
Another event in our What If? series was organised in collaboration with the Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace on Wednesday 24th March 2021. Friends of John Muir’s Birthplace is a local charity that supports the ongoing work of the John Muir Birthplace Charitable Trust and the staff of John Muir’s Birthplace. During the event, five speakers shared their presentations and […]
‘What if?’ Event Report Climate Action East Linton is an affiliated member of Sustaining Dunbar, and benefits from sharing ideas, resources and experience. We invited our colleagues from CAEL to showcase their inspiring work as part of an ongoing What If? event series which we have been running for the past few months. On Wednesday […]
Do you have a sunny square metre or more of garden that you could use to grow a patch of heritage wheat this season? I’m seeking twenty or so ‘patchwork wheat farmers’ across Dunbar and District to join me in this participatory research project. The eventual aim is to develop a locally adapted ‘landrace’ of […]
Sustaining Dunbar’s Local Good Food Alliance talks to Kirsty McLuckie, Pupil Support Worker at Dunbar Grammar School, about the John Muir Award, foraging and the importance of growing and preparing your own food. Interview by Rosie Harrison in November 2020.