What we’re about
This is a group for anyone interested in meeting new like minded people, sharing and implementing new ideas, self-educating and finding ways to create a more sustainable future. We organise film screenings, discussion groups, workshops, community gardening sessions, upcycling workshops and whatever else the members are up to! We have also started the Permaculture Community Classroom (PCC), held every two weeks at Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC). The PCC is a project of participatory education meaning that the attendees decide what they want to learn, and how they want to learn it!
All welcome! This group was created to bring together environmental enthusiasts regardless of ethnic background, ability, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, and family situation.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Permaculture Open Classroom (Online & Open to All)Link visible for attendees
Come along and share your ideas, knowledge and questions about Permaculture. Tell us about any projects you're involved in or news of past or future events, and get advice and support from your fellow permies.
All welcome to join us wherever you are!
Register to attend and you will get a link to a Zoom meeting.
Zoom Password: 7bQNf8
Interested in permaculture, but don't know how to get more hands-on? Put off by the cost and commitment of full design courses? Want to find a space to explore, share and learn about all different aspects of this weird thing 'permaculture'? The Permaculture Community Classroom is the answer to all of these! All you need is to come with an idea, a resource or a topic of discussion which you would like to share. If you don't have one, just come with an open mind and willingness to learn. Whatever comes up is what we will talk about and whoever is there are the right people. It also depends a lot on what came up in the previous session. These sessions are intended for discussion and learning, so debate and (friendly!) disagreement are encouraged. Some prior knowledge/experience of permaculture is great in order to delve deeper into the topics we come across, but all levels from ignorant to expert will be warmly welcomed. ------------------------ Why join us? Well, so far at The Permaculture Community Classroom we have collected a library of over 30 permaculture-relevant books and half a dozen DVDs, two full harddrives (2TBs!!!) of permaculture-relevant films, documents and pdf books and lots of enthusiastic, practical and smiley folk! And the resources just keep growing and growing, free for all to use of course. This event is free to attend. For more information, see our Facebook page or email edinculture@gmail.
- ELREC Permaculture CourseNeeds location
We are excited to announce the launch of our Permaculture Course, taking place at ELREC plot in Lauriston Farm as part of our Communities' Reduce Reuse & Recycle project. This course is open to everyone who is interested in learning about gardening and sustainable land management practices.
Our course offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers a range of topics such as soil building, sowing seeds, compost making, beneficial insects, pest management, and much more. By taking our Permaculture Course, you will gain a deeper understanding of how to live more sustainably, reduce your ecological footprint, and contribute positively to the local and global ecosystem.
This is an excellent opportunity to participate in a transformative and enriching experience that empowers individuals to create meaningful and positive change in their lives and communities.
The best part? The course is completely FREE, although donations are welcomed to support our work. To book your spot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the course timetable here https://www.elrec.org.uk/elrec-permaculture-course-at.../ for more details.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about permaculture and join us on this journey towards sustainability and regeneration!
At Lauriston Farm - Lauriston Farm Rd, Edinburgh (Behind Toby Carvery Lauriston Farm)
- Cycling classes (beginner and intermediate)NKS, Edinburgh
TO BOOK YOUR SPOT EMAIL CFC@ELREC.ORG.UK
Interested in learning how to cycle or want to get on a bike but lack the confidence or ability?
Join our free cycling classes every Saturday at NKS, 7 Gillespie St, Edinburgh EH3 9NH:
Please register your interest to email@example.com
The cycling classes are starting again tomorrow and every Saturday at NKS, 7 Gillespie St, Edinburgh EH3 9NH
10am for beginners
11:30am for Intermediates
ELREC is organising cycling classes which are FREE and OPEN to ALL. We provide bikes and run through exercises and fun games to learn cycling skills in a relaxed environment. The approach is progressive and fun. Feedback from participants has been fantastic so far. We also have access to an indoors space with tea and coffee for breaks. Children are welcome under adult supervision but the number of kids bikes is limited.
Beginners class happens in a safe environment (no cars) and consists in going over the basics:
-Mounting and dismounting
-Breaking and Stopping
Intermediate class happens both in a safe environment and in a residential area with low traffic. It consists of going over:
– More advanced games and exercises
– How to be safe on the road
– Signalling, positioning and turning
Our aim is to help you go to a level where you can cycle safely on the road and to give you the SKILLS and CONFIDENCE to use your bike more often rather than your car!
If interested, please register your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you soon.
NOTE: TO BOOK YOUR SPOT EMAIL CFC@ELREC.ORG.UK
- Community Garden - Grow your own weekly session in DrumbraeRannoch Community Centre, Edinburgh
ELREC runs a community garden in Rannoch Community Centre. The garden is run by Rhona our dear expert community gardener. The idea is that anyone can come and learn skills and share their experience of food growing and put it into practice. It is open to everyone. You can come once or you can come every week - up to you. It's a friendly social space for people to grow food and enjoy being outside.
The produce grown is shared among participants.
Every Friday morning at 9:30 at the Rannoch Community Centre, 6 Rannoch Terrace, EH4 7ER. Tel: 0131 339 5351
You can just turn up at the centre through the main door and Rhona will be there to welcome you.