Andrea and I today met with Scott Thomson who is a local (East Edinburgh) Parks Manager with Edinburgh Council to discuss possible gardening projects we could get involved with. One area suggested is the very neglected and overgrown garden space at the back of Portobello town hall. Porty town hall is much beloved by the local community who raised money for the Sir Harry Lauder memorial garden which is on the town hall site and one of the projects we are going to help with. However the back area requires a lot of work but Scott would be happy for us to take this on as a project to turn into a community growing space: food and flowers!! There is a lot of potential here and it would be great to get the local community involved as much as possible. Scott will contact the appropriate person within the council to get the go ahead and can help out in terms of rubbish removal once clearing starts. I think this is all very exciting!! Needs more thought on just what we'd like to do with this site. Perhaps we could do a site visit on May 1st before making seedbombs? Would be great to get cracking with this site asap! It is also possible that Porty Community Council may be able to give us a small grant, say £200 towards stuff such as compost bins, seeds etc.