Category: General Information

Exciting news from Ayton

The Ayton Community Garden is sited within an area designated by site owners Berwickshire Housing Association for affordable housing. Great news this week as the plans for the development have been submitted and it includes the community garden. We hope that the new residents will want to join the volunteer […]

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Good Food Nation

In December 2018 the Scottish Government published its “Consultation on Good Food Nation Proposals for Legislation” In the Forward to the document Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary to the Rural Economy explained, “In September 2018, we published our “Good Food Nation Programme of Measures” which highlights the many different activities we […]

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Breaking News

We are delighted that, starting formally at the start of February, we will be working with the Open Space Group in Eyemouth, helping to create abundance from their allotment. And thanks to SCVO and Scottish Borders Council for their support with this project.

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A great end to a great year!

We are really delighted to have secured funding from the Robertson Trust and SCVO Community Capacity and Resilience Fund!

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Winter Celebrations

A huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported our Winter Garden Celebration. We had lots of lovely feedback and it was great to hear Julie Smith Beukes’ memories of the garden. Her grandparents had lived in the house and grew lots of wonderful project in the house […]

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It’s not all glamour!

Over the past couple of weeks we have moved sacks full of compost into the garden to help the new plants along. We’ve also moved sacks full of bark chippings for the paths. Not a glamorous job but the plants will be grateful come next spring!

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Switching on the lights in Hawick

Thanks to all the lovely people who supported us today by visiting the Salvation Army Community Store and our garden. Thanks in particular to Lorna and Katy, our wonderful volunteers who helped out. It was lovely to give out lots of free wildflowers seeds and to imagine the beauty they’ll […]

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Swimming against the tide

Sometimes, with foodbank use in The Borders reported to have increased by 329% in the past year, it can feel like we are swimming against the tide. Then something wonderful happens! Artist Joy Parker has donated this fabulous mosaic for auction, with all proceeds going to the community food garden […]

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Polytunnel Day(s)

We made fabulous progress with our polytunnel frame today and had a garden full of very willing volunteers. Day 2 was much, much colder and rainier. Thanks to our volunteers, especially the tall ones!- we made great progress. The cover will go on next year as we need warmer weather […]

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Path builders

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers who worked really hard today defining the paths and creating more space for us to plant things in. We even managed to get some lovely kale planted and used our incinerator for the first time.

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