Key to the success of the project are the Edible Gardening volunteers, who provide support and advice to anyone who is interested in brushing up on basic horticultural skills. In particular the project is helping people who want to grow their own food but are not confident about how or where to begin. It is tapping into a vast pool of skills and experience from both RBGE and SAGS who together cover a very broad range of expertise. Volunteers draw on this resource to promote the many and varied benefits of gardening and growing your own food; from encouraging active lifestyles, improving diet and benefitting mental health, to reducing personal environmental impact and, of course, the immense satisfaction from harvesting and eating your own fresh produce.
As well as providing volunteering opportunities and helping visiting individuals we can provide support to local community gardening projects looking for horticultural advice.
Visit the demonstration garden at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and see our inspiring vegetable and fruit garden. Or come along to one of our regular workshops and drop in sessions, for more information go to www.rbge.org.uk/ediblegardening