Category: Hawick Community Garden

July in the Hawick Community Food Garden

This month started with a tidy up … and went on to be a month full of abundance ….. …and rain! Thank goodness for the polytunnel! And the month finished with a much needed spruce up to one of the walls! Thanks to everyone who is helping to create a […]

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June in the gardens – Hawick

Lots and lots going on this month! Food growing and surplus being donated to the Hawick Food Bank. We had a fun social event – making elderflower cordial And perhaps the biggest news this month is making such great progress with putting up the polytunnel. And you can watch a […]

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Polytunnel going up

The polytunnel is easy-build but it still takes lots of willing workers

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Volunteers transform Hawick

Volunteer co-ordinator, Cath, is working really hard with the volunteers at the Hawick Community Food Garden. It is the first full season of growing and there is lots planted and coming along wonderfully well.

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Sunshine comes to Hawick

Planting strawberries, clearing paths and preparing for an abundant year

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Spring comes early

The sun was shining in Hawick Community Food Garden today and we are looking forward to getting the ground filled with even more this year! It was great to welcome new volunteers into the garden. Volunteer sessions are 10.30 to 12.30 every Tuesday, with more sessions planned as the weather […]

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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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