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.
Peebles CAN always welcomes volunteers to help maintain the community garden - and enjoy the delicious produce grown there.
We run 2 weekly volunteer sessions for all ages and abilities:
(*PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO LONGER A SESSION ON MONDAYS 1-3PM*)
Come along to meet the team and learn about growing vegetables in our beautiful community garden.
To find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 3rd June 12-1pm
Platinum Jubilee Cream Tea
See below posters for more information.
To be added to our mailing list please email email@example.com
Skill Share Upcoming Events
Peebles CAN is delivering "Skill Share" workshops at the community garden.
Skill Shares are open to everyone. They 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 Skill Share events can include food, craft, art, IT skills, social media, phone applications, DIY, upcycling, photography, mindfulness - the list is endless!
Unless otherwise stated, our Skill Share events are held at the Peebles CAN Community Garden, located behind Victoria Park Day Centre on Kingsmeadows Road
Book by email
Upcoming skill shares & courses
Thursday 12th May
Willow dome weaving
Please see our Projects pages for more information on our current and past projects.
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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