Welcome to Herbspace Community Interest Company. Founded in 2016, we are a not for profit social enterprise, growing herbs in East Lothian.
We are joined in this endeavour by young people. Herbspace offers them a space where they can spend time, relax and gain confidence, as well as learn gardening skills and connect with nature – elements that all support physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Our core purpose is to support these young people as they grow and find their place in the world. In addition through our work and the selling of herbal teas and vinegars we are raising awareness of the importance of young people’s wellbeing in the community.
Young people and/or their parents and carers can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on visiting Herbspace and attending any of our sessions – we run drop in and group workshops in the week either during school time (in agreement with NBHS) or after school. Due to COVID we have had to limit the number of people we can have in the garden at any one time but hope to be able to re-open from the end of April.
We have developed a range of herbal teas and vinegars based on the herbs we grow and others we forage for in the local area. All income from selling our products is invested back into the business enabling us to continue supporting our young people.