Sunday 1 July 2018

Granton Goes Greener launches

Yesterday we had beautiful weather for the official launch event for Granton Goes Greener, the project I currently work with.  Most of the event took place in the grounds of Granton Parish Church.

The local MP, Deidre Brock and the church minister Norman Smith officially opened the event

I also said a few words

There were lots of things going on, including activities with the Boys Brigade

a chance to have your bike serviced by Grease Monkey Cycles (who were kept very busy during the event!)

along with childrens crafts, a guided walk with Pilton Health Project and the chance to make miniature gardens with Eco Congregations. Our clothing swap shop has now expanded quite a lot and took place in one of the church halls

There was a poetry reading in the church itself  featuring Rita Bradd (pictured below) and

Elizabeth Rimmer. I stood in for another poet who wasn't able to be there on the day.

We then went outside for the children's stories, featuring stories from Jane Edwards

Julian Thomson

and Jim Abercrombie with his grandson and his two rabbit hand puppets

The church congregation were brilliant at volunteering their time, including baking an amazing array of cakes (which I ended up being too busy to sample!) and making this brilliant bunting from upcycled fabric.

All in all it was an excellent day, a great way to officially launch the Granton Goes Greener Project.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliette,

Looks like a wonderful day there and good that you have launched a greener environment at Granton.
Happy new week

RG said...

That looks like a fine start! Wouldn't it be nice to have such a thing in very community?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Congrats on a successful launch of a worthy project! It looks like so much fun was had by all ... and that's the best way to teach.