A number of years ago Edinburgh City Mission was offered an allotment space at the Craigentinny and Telferton Allotments.
The volunteer committee for the allotments were looking for local charities to use some of the plots to benefit more people in the community. The plot has been used by Mission Strengthener Charity, and before her Zoe, to invit individuals from Craigentinny Foodbank+ to build relationships and share life and faith together as we work in the garden.
Over the past 2 years Charity has been keen to involve local Christians in the garden so that they too can befriend people in the community who have come to Foodbank+ for help. It is also a lovely opportunity for people to learn how to grow vegetables, share their experience and can often lead to deeper conversation.
We would like the allotment to have more input from local Christians and churches in the area as a space to use for support, befriending and discipleship. There is also possibility to expand the project into cooking the vegetables we grow and teaching life skills.
Applications for this position are now closed.
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