Power of Food Festival 17-18 June

grantonhub Power of Food
granton:hub will be joining 28 other community gardens across the city to celebrate community food growing.
We are open from 12 – 3pm on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June; and have plenty of gardening activities planned, a photography exhibition, ‘Cars of the Future‘ art exhibition by Granton Primary School; and free tea, coffee and soup.
We would really appreciate donations of plants for the garden, so if you have any you would like to contribute please bring them along!
We are also using our Power of Food event to participate in The Great Get Together, and will be one of over 100,000 community get-togethers happening nationwide.
Don’t forget, there’s also weekly gardening drop in sessions until the end of June – every Wednesday between 10am – 1pm.

Food festival 17-18 June

We are excited to announce that we will be participating in this year’s Power of Food Festival, on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June!
The festival showcases community food growing around Edinburgh, and granton:hub is one of 29 community gardens taking part in the 2017 event.
We have a number of activities planned, including planting a new vertical vegetable wall, constructing raised planting beds; and the Garden Landscapes photography exhibition, including photos from Granton Castle Walled Garden and other local photographers.
There will also be a play area/ sand pit for the children, and free tea, coffee and soup.
You can find out more about the Power of Food festival and all the other community gardens taking part on their website.
granton:hub is Venue 20 and we will be open from 12 – 3pm on both days.We look forward to seeing you then!

Sunday 30 April

from 11.00 – 3.00pm

  • Help to build a Storytelling Arbour from willow, with artist Janis Hart
  • Listen to an acoustic musical performance, with musicians Stuart Clark and Lisa Rigby (12 – 1pm in the Large Room)
  • Take part in Group-Singing sessions and Song-Writing workshops with Creative Facilitator Clare Watson (1 – 3pm in the Large Room)

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Saturday 29 April

from 11.00 – 3.00pm

  • Join us in creating a Community Garden: Plant up a Green Edge of pallet planters with HERE +NOW landscape architects; and work with Leonie Alexander from Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh to construct a Butterfly Garden, create a Coastal Grassland rich in wildflowers and get some veg growing!
  • Create and add your own landmarks to a Map of Granton from your own historical knowledge and personal connection to the local area, with artist Gareth Hutchison
  • Make your own Hand-Bound Book with artist Cassandra Barron, inspired by the granton:hub garden
  • Help design a Mosaic for granton:hub and have a go at making one with Toni Dickson from the Edinburgh Scrapstore
  • Come and experience the history: hub exhibition From the Past to the Future, featuring original photos and artefacts from collections and individuals in North Edinburgh. Maybe you will recognise yourself in a photo and be enthused to add your memories to the history of the area.
  • Be inspired by Edinburgh College of Art students’ latest Product Design and Illustration projects, based on granton:hub and Madelvic House
  • Watch video The Visitor based on a photographic record of a walk around Granton, by Gina Fierlafijin Reddie, with music by Harry Bongo

garden2.PNGOur community garden has received its first transformation: metal fences have come down and a path has been created.
Do come along on Saturday 29 April to help Leonie Alexander from Royal Botanic Gardens and HERE+NOW landscape architects. We will build pallet planters and start with plans for a butterfly garden and coastal grasslands. If you have any questions, get in touch via

ECA student project


Second Year Undergraduate Illustration and Product Design students, from Edinburgh College of Art, have been working together on a collaboration course which aims to build collaborative working skills, and which asks them to reflect on their roles as Illustrators and Product Designers within the broader context of Design.

In partnership with the team at Granton:Hub a brief was written around the redevelopment of Madelvic House, considering the wider Granton area, which has given the students the opportunity to respond specific client requirements, support community engagement, and to apply their disciplinary skills to new challenges.

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Launch 29-30 April

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drop-in @ the Open Weekend 29-30 April

To celebrate granton:hub’s first ever public opening and May 2017 arts programme, granton:hub will be hosting a fun packed weekend of creative workshops, garden activities, local history exhibition and music on April 29th – 30th (11am – 3pm). The Open Weekend line-up includes, amongst many others, two drop-in creative sessions from local artists Gareth Hutchison and Cassandra Barron.

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