Edinburgh Garden Partners (EGP) match people who want to garden with people who have space to share.
We create connections between people and places through the sharing of land for growing of food, inspiring people to live healthier lives and to take responsibility for each other and the environment.
EGP increase accessibility to gardening, food growing and the environment. The movement of active and engaged gardeners, skilled in growing their own food, makes attractive and productive gardens. This provides opportunities to enjoy gardening and meet people from across communities, improving our natural environment. Through sharing green space people are supported to remain independent in their homes and to enjoy a greener, more vibrant and productive Edinburgh. EGP aim for a city where people across communities will be eating and sharing the food they have grown together and the health and wellbeing benefits that brings.
EGP are just about to move into the next phase of the charity’s work following donations from several Trusts and Foundations. The organisation is now able to recruit two new workers to work across the city, providing both general garden sharing, as well as focused work in areas of multiple deprivation.