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Urban Crofting - Cultivating How We Live and Learn
Evie Murray was part of an activist movement in Leith, (the port of Edinburgh), reclaiming common good land to make healthy food and nature accessible to themselves, their children and the local community. Now, as Earth In Common, they are working to tackle a broken food system, climate change and social inequality, locally, nationally and internationally.
They have created a radical action-based team on Leith Croft with community building and food growing at their core. Not only are they growing food, they have developed a Carbon College, offering environmental education for youth and adults, equipping people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to live a life that's better for the planet, and encouraging people to take action in their communities. In addition, their Minecroft programme epitomises inspiring, inclusive outdoor education. Young people join experienced staff to learn outdoor crafts and survival skills, build fires, cook food, and share stories around the fire. There is also a ‘restorative climate justice’, a concept that brings together elements of restorative justice, climate justice, agroecology and food sovereignty.
They have bigger ambitions! An integrated vision of urban crofts that can help generate community solidarity and wellbeing, strengthen the local economy, and contribute to community wealth building and skill-training. They aim to help communities across Scotland reclaim derelict urban green spaces to establish urban crofts. Together, they believe empowered urban communities could play a vital part in moving to food sovereignty. What does this mean for the future of education – come along and be inspired to think differently and take action.
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