Abundant Borders is working with communities to co-create a network of local food production across The Scottish Borders and to teach how to grow food sustainably and how to cook healthy, nutritious meals from locally grown produce.
Those involved in the Permaculture Foundation Course learn about building soils, growing food, preparing healthy meals and more generally developing skills to grow self-dependency and promote healthy living. In the process they increase their employability, develop confidence, learn new skills and learn how to work as part of a team.
Those involved in the Healthy Eating Course build skills and confidence in using home grown or locally sourced fresh fruit and vegetables to cook basic meals from scratch.
All of our projects are community led and community driven. If you would like to get involved with any of the existing projects, or of you are part of a community with land to develop and would like to co-create a food forest garden in your area, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of the sites in the network are used as a way of demonstrating what is possible to other communities, in particular those with access to land which is currently under-used. Sites are developed using the principles of permaculture; Earth care, People care and Fair shares.
“The only ethical decision is to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children.”