Welcome to Peebles CAN

FREE home energy checks

Our current CCF project aims to save you energy and money by conducting a simple, FREE energy survey of your home. Our focus is on suggesting simple solutions that will cost little or no money to implement, with no pressure to follow this up. All advice is impartial.

Energy Fair & Exhibition

Come along to our Peebles CAN Energy Fair & Exhibition on Wednesday 29th March 2017 10am-2pm at the Burgh Hall in Peebles.

Volunteers

Peebles CAN always welcomes volunteers to help maintain the community garden - and enjoy the delicious produce grown there.

As a response to the Coronavirus outbreak we now offer One to One volunteer sessions and you can tailor a time and gardening session to meet your individual requirements. If you think you have anything to offer, please get in touch.

The community garden also works closely with the local youth group and high school to help young people. The Year of the Young People award supports young people to develop their skills and learn about healthy eating and local produce.

To find out more please email heather@peeblescan.org

Skill Share Upcoming Events

Peebles CAN is delivering "skill share" workshops in our yurt at the community garden. 

The skill shares are open to everyone, and are informal sessions to learn new things and share ideas. You can take part as a participant or as a leader - we are always on the look out for people to share what they know. 

Themes for skills sharing events include food, craft, art, IT skills, social media, phone applications, DIY, upcycling, photography, mindfulness - anything at all you are interested in!

Our upcoming Skill Share Events 

Held at the Peebles CAN Community Garden, behind Victoria Park Day Centre on Kingsmeadows Road

Book by email 

info@peeblescan.org

Upcoming skill shares

16th June - Willow weaving 1pm

23rd June - Herbal Tea.  Peebles CAN Herb Showcase

2nd July - Fairy Doors

17th July - Fairy trail and cream tea

PLEASE GO TO PROJECTS - ROAD TO CARBON REDUCTION FOR MORE DETAILS.

Please see our projects pages for more information on our current and past projects.
Latest News

 

Barn Opening and Pizza

Another fabulous day at the Peebles CAN Community Garden! Thanks to everyone for coming along to enjoy pizza in the community garden on Saturday. Food punks excelled with their fab outdoor kitchen and inspired pizza toppings and salads. We welcomed Green Party Candidate, Domanic Ashmole, to the community garden to officially open our new barn, we look forward to using the barn for skill shares and shelter in the future.

Gardening Sustainably: Peat Free Compost

Our volunteer Heather is raising awareness of the use of peat in compost. Using peat in compost has a significant adverse effect on the environment, as sourcing peat destroys the natural peat bogs. Peatlands are an important carbon store, when these are drained carbon is released back into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change. 1 metre of peat takes 1000 years to form – this is not a renewable resource to be consumed at the rate of going through a bag of compost. As environmentally conscious gardeners, we can do our bit to choose peat free compost. Heather has provided us with the following link to a local company “Caladonian Horticulture” who supply 3 bags of peat free compost for £10. One of the collection points is Eshiels recycling centre. Simply making the choice to buy peat free compost will have an immediate impact, and is an excellent step to ensuring our gardens are sustainable. https://caledonianhorticulture.co.uk/product/scottish-borders-green-goodnesscollection-voucher-3-bags-for-10/ Thank you, and happy composting!

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