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

21st April 2pm - Healing Herbs for Spring with Nourish by Nicola

24/25th April

Walking seed swap

28th April 1pm - Eco Driving skill share

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

 

Community Garden Reopening

We are excited that the easing of restrictions from 15th March means we can reopen the community garden to welcome our volunteers back. Tuesday and Friday volunteering from 10am-12, has been extremely popular, thank you to everyone who has joined in. From the week beginning 5th April, Monday sessions from 1pm-3 will also resume. Thank you to all volunteers who have been helping out at home by sowing seeds and chitting potatoes – you have all done a brilliant job over these early months of spring. We have lots of activities to get involved in over the coming weeks, including preparing beds for planting, sowing seeds, and planting potatoes. Please get in touch about getting involved, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Thank you GARDEN VOLUNTEERS for all the fabulous work you do in the Community Garden and behind the scenes. The work you do as a volunteer is really appreciated by us at Peebles CAN and by the local community. Have a look at this news report from The Peebleshire News, you've been featured!

Netting Structure

The long awaited netting structure is nearly completed! Thank you to those who helped with the massive job of putting the foundations in. This will be a great asset to the garden, we will be growing the majority of our brassica’s in here. We are seeking volunteer help for a bit of woodwork - to help with edging this area with a wooden border. Please let us know if you would like to assist.

Outdoor Structures

We are delighted to announce we will be beginning work on two outdoor structures for the garden. The first is a covered storage area for wheelbarrows, over by the sheds. The other is a field shelter - this looks like a shed, with large double doors . We put a lot of thought into choosing a structure which would help keep the rain off our heads – without being too attractive for unwanted visitors to use. This structure will be finished in April, and we will be using it for volunteers as soon as Covid restrictions allow us to.

NeighbourFood

We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with NeighbourFood for another year. Here is a little bit about their brilliant food project and how to get involved:

Are you looking for an easy and convenient way to access locally produced and sourced goods? NeighbourFood Peebles is an online market platform connecting local producers with local customers. Giving small business in the Scottish Borders a new innovative way to access customers in the area. We believe that the market offers a way for customers to support local business, lower their food miles and have access to wonderful local produce online. We have all come to understand the convenience and safety of online shopping over the last year but unfortunately shopping online generally means that money isn’t being put into the local economy, goods are being shipped from all over the world with high environmental impacts and our local businesses bear the brunt of this change in consumer habits. NeighbourFood Peebles offers a solution to this problem. It allows customers the perks of buying online and local businesses to capitalise on it.

 

Not only does that market feedback into the local economy, 10% of the revenue of the market goes to the Food Foundation. The Food Foundation is a social enterprise centred around equal access to nutritious, healthy food, specifically their Food & Friendship project that delivers nutritious ready meals to vulnerable, isolated or at-risk people in our community on a donation basis. Prior to the pandemic the Food Foundation also offered training courses as an introduction to the catering industry to young people with learning or physical disabilities, which will resume when it is safe to do so.

 

We have been running for almost a year now and are continually trying to improve the market to strike the balance between ensuring a variety of produce and trying to keep it as local and sustainable as possible. We are very excited about working with Peebles CAN again this year and have the opportunity to sell the wonderful produce from the garden through the market. The Peebles CAN garden is on the same site as the market, the produce goes from earth to basket within 10 steps! Does it get any fresher than that? We also hope that with restrictions lifting over the course of the year we can have more chance to foster connection between producers and customers through tasting sessions and producer show cases.

 

If you are interested in learning more about the market or getting involved in any way please pop us an email on neighbourfoodpeebles@gmail.com, head to the website at http://www.neighbourfood.co.uk/markets/peebles/35 to sign up or follow us on social media @neighbourfoodpeebles for Facebook and Instagram or @NF_Peebles on Twitter.

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Peebles CAN is a registered SCIO.  Charity No SC049387