Earth in Common
Rooted in Leith, Scotland.
We started as a movement of Leithers reclaiming common good land to make healthy food and nature accessible to ourselves and our children. For the first years of our existence, we were known as Leith Community Crops in Pots. Now we are Earth in Common, based at Leith Community Croft working more broadly to tackle a broken food system, climate change and social inequality locally, nationally and internationally.
Building community and food growing are at our core, however, to realise our above ambitions we have developed a number of initiatives, most notably our Urban Croft model. Our integrated vision of urban crofts can help generate community solidarity and wellbeing, strengthen the local economy, and contribute to community wealth building and skill-training. We aim to share this idea with communities across Scotland to help them reclaim derelict urban green spaces to establish urban crofts as together, we believe empowered urban communities could play a vital part in our move to food sovereignty.
& Venue hire
We are delighted to have our new building open to you all!
We are planning a whole host of events between Sept-Dec 2023 for you to enjoy.
If you are interested in booking this beautiful venue please email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Supporter of Leith Community Croft here.
Group membership- designed for for-profit businesses/3rd sector and education here
20% of group fee goes towards Loss and Damage Fund our for Malawi partner projects
Find out how to access our Online Learning Hub.
Our New Pavilion!
We're excited to have re-purposed the dilapidated former tennis pavilion at the corner of Leith Links into a permanent home for Earth in Common and as a space for training and events! The transformed building will be a dynamic place for community engagement and a special place promoting healthy, inclusive and environmentally sustainable food production and consumption in Leith.
Our new Pavilion, Hingabootery Café (new name under debate!), Farm Shop are now reopened as this work was completed , Summer 2023! Our once weekly Market on the Croft remains on hold until we find our feet with running this new building. You can find out more about what you can expect by clicking on the links below.
Over the coming months we are working hard to bring you one-off Events and Croft Carbon College Workshops. Keep an eye out for both here.
During this re-start up phase your support for our charity is more vital than ever.