Our mission is to alleviate household food insecurity in the Scottish Borders by creating a network of local food production, primarily food forest gardens, and encouraging people to seek out locally produced food.
We have a number of active sites and we are growing across The Borders!
Ayton Community Garden
Berwickshire Housing Association has provided the first development site at Ayton, a small village in the east Scottish Borders, a little inland from Eyemouth. The site is an uncultivated plot on the edge of an larger piece of land which will be developed for housing by BHA.
Hawick Community Food Garden
Abundant Borders are collaborating with The Salvation Army to turn the waste ground behind the Community Store on Hawick High Street into a productive food forest garden.
Eyemouth Community Food Garden
We are delighted to be working with the Open Space Project in Eyemouth. The group had a quarter plot at Eyemouth Allotments in 2017 and together we have taken on an additional half plot, so watch this space!
Herbs and Salads, Eyemouth
With our friends at Jarvis Pickle, we have created 4 large raised beds growing salads, herbs and vegetables which allows anyone in Eyemouth to help themselves to fresh food. Buying pots of herbs can be very expensive so this way people can just come and take a few leaves to add to their meals.
Also in collaboration with Berwickshire Housing Association and the wonderful residents of Linkim Court, we have made the residents garden areas much more accessible, lower maintenance, more butterfly and bird friendly and the beds provide herbs for cooking.