Abundant Borders, with support from Awards for All, is running a six-week course teaching how to cook inexpensive meals using simple ingredients and easy cooking methods. Meals will be based around the kind of food found in food parcels and basic larder ingredients. Nothing too difficult, nothing too fancy – just tasty food easily prepared. For more information and to book your place, contact email@example.com
The volunteers from the Hawick Community Garden enjoyed a visit to the Red Shed this week to see Permaculture in action.
What a beautifully abundant place!
Thanks Graham Bell for your wonderful hospitality.
ScotLAND is a Scotland-wide network supporting and creating permaculture Learning And Network Demonstration (LAND) Centres. The aim of ScotLAND is to demonstrate practical examples of permaculture design in various different places, micro-climates, and cultures throughout Scotland. These include urban and rural home gardens, community gardens, public spaces, allotments, smallholdings and farms.
These LAND Centres meet our criteria of adequately integrating permaculture to a well-developed standard. They are open to visitors and offer opportunities for learning.
Part of the permaculture process is to design a garden that fits the space, the conditions, the needs of the growers and works in harmony with the environment.
The Hawick Community Growing Team, led by Rachel, have settled upon a mandala style layout, with paths and a sitting area. Today the ground was being marked with chalk spray so that the planting area and paths could be layed out.
And at the other end of the garden, the team work to clear and chip the brash that has accumultaed during the garden clearing. The wood chip is an excellent mulch and goes straight onto the garden. No dig…no waste! Perfect permaculture!