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 and food bank in Hawick.

To place a bid (minimum £100 and it would be a complete steal at this price!!), please contact robin@abundantborders.org.uk.

Good luck!

Linkim Court re-visited

It was fantastic to meet everyone at Linkim Court again – over tea and scones so even better! The raised beds are looking great. Lots of the flowers and edibles are loving the growing conditions and coming along a treat!

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 now have our sparkling new sign so don’t be shy folks, come and visit us soon!

You are invited …

8th October 1pm – 3pm

Come and join us for a fabulous afternoon celebrating the wonderful apple harvest. Expert GRAHAM BELL will be on hand to answer your questions; the best trees to plant here in The Borders, how best to store apples and bring along your unknown apple varieties and we’ll see if we can identify them. There will be lots of different apple varieties for you to taste – many that you won’t find in the shops – and we will have an apple press on site so bring along your apples (and clean bottles) and have a go at making your own juice!

More volunteers equals more progress

Lots happening today in the Hawick Community Garden.

Posted by Abundant Borders on Tuesday, 25 September 2018

The Hawick Community Garden was a hive of activity today.
Welcome to Katy and Jamie our new volunteers

Seriously impressive mattocking!

Seriously impressive mattocking in the Hawick Community Forest Garden. Thank you Rachel Parker 😀

Posted by Abundant Borders on Monday, 17 September 2018

Clearing and levelling the ground for the new polytunnel

The last of the tatties

James and Bryan enjoyed harvesting the last of our tatties yesterday 🙂

Posted by Abundant Borders on Wednesday, 12 September 2018