Our partner the John Muir Trust is supporting the UK’s biggest ever wild flower campaign by helping to share 'Grow Wild' seed kits, free of charge. These kits are designed to encourage the sowing of wild flowers in gardens and windowboxes, and we at the Birthplace have applied for some of our own to distribute to visitors. You can find out more here.
Wildflowers near Belhaven Bay, Dunbar
We are now selling 'Back from the Beach' jewellery by Lynne Robertson, who makes lovingly handcrafted jewellery using genuine and naturally tumbled glass collected from the beaches along the east coast of Scotland. Each piece is individual.
'Back from the Beach' jewellery
Waste-free snack challenge!
Local school groups often visit the John Muir Birthplace as part of their Citizenship eduation. Just one class with a throwaway lunch can fill one big black bag with rubbish, so we have been inviting pupils to bring a snack in containers that can be reused instead of thrown away or wrappers that can be recycled or composted. For school groups we now have a food waste bin and recycling bin in addition to the normal waste bin.
John Muir Way certificates
We always try to encourage people to visit us using sustainable transport, and thanks to the official launch of the John Muir Way in 2014 we now have even more walkers and cyclists coming through our doors! Since the Way was launched we have distributed more than 350 certificates for visitors who have completed the John Muir Way on foot or by bike.
Cyclists arriving at the John Muir Birthplace
We support, and work with, as many local environmental organisations as possible. Follow the links to the following organisations: