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.

We run 3 weekly volunteer sessions for all ages and abilities. 

Monday 1pm-3

Tuesday 10am-12

Friday 10am-12

Come along to meet the team and learn about growing vegetables in our beautiful community garden.

To find out more please email heather@peeblescan.org

Upcoming events:

See below posters for more information. 

November/December

Cycling confidence course

4-week course

Begins 25th November

21st December 6-8pm*

Community Meal in the garden to celebrate the Winter Solstice in partnership with Food Punks

and Granddaughters of Witches

*NEW TIME

To receive updates please email rachel@peeblescan.org to be added to the mailing list

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

10th December 

Making a Christmas Wreath

14th & 17th December:

Jam Jar Lantern Making

20th December:

Willow weaving the garden's willow tunnel

January: Date TBC

Willow weaving the garden's willow dome 

To receive updates please email rachel@peeblescan.org to be added to the mailing list

 
Please see our projects pages for more information on our current and past projects.
Latest News
Our latest newsletter is available here:
 
 
 
Our AGM was held via Zoom on 16th November.  You can read our annual report here:
 
 
Upcoming Events

 

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-goodness-collection-voucher-3-bags-for-10/

Thank you, and happy composting!

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LOCAL FOOD

Peebles Market

Community Garden
COMMUNITY GARDEN

A learning Environment

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GROW KIDS COOK KIDS

Family Volunteering

Leaven Deli
VOLUNTEERING

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