Communities

Latest blog stories connected with learning at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Mar 282017
 
Thought for Food: Robin Gourlay

    Blog by Cristina Romero Rios, Fanni Barocsi and Georgina Hill, University of Edinburgh students We met Robin on a rainy afternoon at the Government offices in Saughton House. Any thought that meeting a Government policymaker might be daunting was quickly dispelled, and his kindness made us feel very welcome. He is an adviser […]

Mar 212017
 
Devil's Advocate: Let Them Eat Potatoes

Thanks to the tireless work by Wikileaks an interesting letter has come to light addressed to the Devil himself from one of his advocates in our world. It reads: Your Most Gruesome Majesty, I write of a great triumph in spreading fear, mistrust and uncertainty in the world. I hope that this will contribute to […]

Mar 202017
 
Thought for Food: Eating local and seasonal

    Blog by Cristina Romero Rios, University of Edinburgh student Some weeks ago, we wrote about the Permanent Global Summertime and the impression that supermarkets give us that all fruits and vegetables are available year round. The article pointed out some of the food security risks that arise from relying on other countries for […]

Mar 202017
 
Thought for Food: A dive into academia

    Blog by Cristina Romero Rios, Fanni Barocsi and Georgina Hill, University of Edinburgh students Dr. Wendy Wrieden is a member of the Food Security Advisory Group working on the “Big Picnic” project at the Botanic Garden. She is friendly and chatty with a huge amount of research experience, and our discussion flowed for […]

Mar 032017
 
Thought for Food: Ben Dell

    Blog by Cristina Romero Rios, Fanni Barocsi and Georgina Hill, University of Edinburgh students Ben is kind, talkative and passionate about growing food. He says he has been interested in knowing how to grow his own food since his teens, and that interest led him to becoming a Community Gardener of the Botanics.