In Hawick we are working in partnership with the Salvation Army as a direct contact to those in the town and immediate area who are using the food banks. Those using food banks will be offered fresh produce grown in the garden which will be created immediately behind the retail premises, and can sign up for the training courses and/or participate as volunteer growers. We are working in partnership with the Community Hub to employ a sessional worker to deliver healthy cooking and healthy eating initiatives in the town. In addition, we will share knowledge and experience in helping to grow the community garden space at The Hub.
As you can see, we have a big job on our hands to return this unused, overgrown space into a productive garden.