Darla Eno - Community Garden Coordinator and Sessions Facilitator
Darla got involved with Bridgend Farmhouse as a student exploring participatory design and community involvement in design and decision-making. Between 2013-15, she worked alongside Sandra McAskill (CaskieCo) conducting community research, supported participatory design sessions with architect Malcolm Fraser, led workshops in local schools exploring Bridgend Farmhouse’s role in a post-peak oil future and co-facilitated the Sunday drop-ins. She has remained committed to the project and has been involved in organising various celebrations, primarily orientating around food, community ownership and music, including the Power of Food festivals and a Good Food Nation Bill event.
She is a member or Landworker’s Alliance and is passionate about food justice, access to healthy, chemical-free food and empowering people to connect with the natural world and their surrounding communities: human and more-than-human. She founded and ran the Bridgend Singing Group between 2018-22 before committing fully to the community allotments. She is delighted to be sharing the responsibility of Community Allotments Co-ordinator with Khalid Bashir.
She is an enthusiastic forager, having acquired a lot of her knowledge through walks with local Edinburgh foraging groups, Grassroots Remedies and FloraMedica. Outside of Bridgend, she works on an organic vegetable farm and co-leads Edinburgh’s Love Music Junior Choir.