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Belhaven Community Garden News -Spring 2022

This October will mark the 10th anniversary of the Belhaven Community Garden in the grounds of Belhaven Hospital and if you haven’t visited for a while, you need to head over and admire the changes. The Sensory Garden has matured beautifully, the willow and blackthorn hedges are now home to several dozen sparrow families, and […]

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Seedling Swap

Seedling swap at Belhaven Community Garden (behind Belhaven Hospital, Beveridge Row, EH42 1TR), Saturday 14th May, 2-5pm. Please bring any spare seedlings you may have to swap or just come along to buy other people’s spare young plants. Plus tours of the garden, home baking and produce, teas and coffees and more…….

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Local Cycling News

Lots of cycling and active travel news in the latest newsletter from Dunbar Community Cycling Club.

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Regional Network Coordinator

Scottish Communities Climate Action Network is currently recruiting Network Coordinators for ten regions across Scotland, including East Lothian. This investment in regional networking is funded by the Scottish Government and it intended to enable consolidation and expansion of the work of existing community climate action networks, such as the fledgling East Lothian Climate Climate Action […]

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Wheat 2022

Seeking more (very) small-scale wheat farmers for 2022. 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 more growers to join our existing group of ‘patchwork wheat farmers’ across Dunbar and District in this participatory research project. The […]

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Second Sunday Social Strolls

This year, despite the ongoing restrictions imposed by Covid, we are keen to find ways to enable our members to meet up with each other. We hope that Second Sunday Social Strolls will become a regular slot in your diary every month and look forward to seeing you for our first one this Sunday afternoon.Sunday 9th January. Meet at 2pm at […]

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Loves Local

Just before Christmas we were excited to be informed that Sustaining Dunbar has been awarded  £18,000 from the Scotland Loves Local Fund administered through the Scotland’s Towns Partnership. This initiative is about encouraging people to ‘think, choose and love local’. This aim has  a close fit with our own aim of enabling our people, community […]

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Active Hope

As more and more people wake up to the enormity of the challenge posed by the climate crisis, how can we best support each other and face up to the mess we are in without being overwhelmed? Active Hope is about finding, and offering, our best response to global issues in this time of unfolding crisis. […]

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Wheat Threshing

Fifteen local growers plus Innerwick, Stenton and East Linton primary schools took part in this year’s wheat growing project -part of Scotland the Bread’s ‘Soil to Slice‘ project. This is an educational and awareness raising project that has the eventual aim of developing a locally adapted ‘landrace’ of wheat that is genetically diverse, resilient, nutritious […]

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Sunday 17th October Events

In November this year, Glasgow will host the COP26 UN climate talks, bringing together world leaders to make crucial decisions about protecting our future on the planet. From 17th – 29th October, at least 100 people are undertaking a 70-mile Pilgrimage for COP26. This journey, organised to reflect on the climate and ecological crisis in anticipation of the […]