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 […]Read More
Look at the transformation in Hawick!
Autumn has arrived in the Hawick Community Forest Garden. The garden is looking amazing! Just look at the contrast with a year ago! Fantastic to see the transformation. And wildlife coming back into the garden. Great work everyone!Read More
Come on in ….
Another busy week in the Hawick Community Forest Garden. On Tuesday James, Dylan and John started work on defining our paths and we were treated to Katy’s homemade shortbread . Today Joe helped tidy up our cardboard mountains and stacked some bricks which we’ll reuse to create more pathways. We […]Read More
From garden to plate
…in less than a minute! Part of the philosophy that underpins the whole Abundant Borders project – growing fresh food and getting that food onto a plate as quickly as possible. It would be difficult to beat Rachel, a wonderful volunteer who planted the lettuce, tended it through the summer […]Read More
What a busy day in the Hawick Community Forest Garden yesterday! Great to see John, Bryan and Dylan back in the garden and to have their help clearing a space for our polytunnel. And it isn’t all hard work. We also had a visit from the cookery course participants who […]Read More
Building a Blueberry bed
A couple of weeks ago we started to build a bed for blueberry bushes. Blueberries thrive in acidic soil so putting them here means we can control the acidity of the soil more easily. Lots of volunteers have helped maked this happen so fingers crossed for a bumber crop in […]Read More
Creating and sharing abundance
It was a day for visitors in the Hawick Community Forest Garden yesterday. It’s lovely for us to show people our garden and share ideas about the way forward for community gardening in Hawick and the Scottish Borders. Thanks Norman Elliot-Walker for sharing your ideas about community orchards and foraging, […]Read More