There is an active education programme for both adults and children including the schools programme which brings to life aspects of the curriculum for excellence. The Pet Lodge works with a variety of young people providing hands-on activities and a work ethos that lays the foundation for future work.
Gorgie Farm has a range of enterprise activities including ‘mobile pet services’ which takes small animals from our Pet Lodge to visit residents with additional support needs in residential care homes in and around Edinburgh, birthday parties (which include pony rides, animal feeding and a cuddle corner), and a pet boarding service!
The gardening project attracts a range of people including those who want to contribute to a local community project, retired people, unemployed people, those with mental and physical health problems, people suffering from social isolation and people on low incomes.
A variety of groups use the garden including local schools, nurseries and youth groups. There are various ‘corporate’ groups contributing to the project – especially with one-off large projects. The garden project also holds events and activities to encourage volunteers to make new friends, broaden their social lives and mostly have fun!
Find out more by visiting www.gorgiecityfarm.org.uk