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Irish Broth, Soda Bread and the return of the onion glasses!

In advance of St. Patricks Day, trainer Sumati decided upon Irish Broth for the recipe this week. And what could be healthier than a big bowl of vegetable soup! Nutritious, affordable, easy to make and absolutely delicious! As you can see, the whole team enjoyed the day and the food. […]

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Planning the Forest Garden

We’ve been on site for a couple of months now and, in line with permaculture principles, the longer the period you can simply observe the land before altering it, the better. This gives a chance see how the land changes with the seasons. While we have done some basic designing, […]

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Putting the plans into action!

The point of a plan is to organise future action. So now is the time for action. Planting espaliered apple tress next to the shed makes best use of a blank space. Making use of telegraph poles which had been abandoned on the plot to mark the boundary. Using cardboard […]

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Pot Noodle – Abundant Borders Style!

The second week of the healthy cooking/healthy eating course saw the team making their own version of pot noodle! Noodles are easy to cook, nutritious, filling and inexpensive – so make the perfect base for a meal. By adding finely chopped, lightly cooked vegetables you can get enough delicious noodles […]

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Cooking Session One – all systems go!!

The first sessions of the healthy cooking course got underway this week at Eyemouth Community Centre. We are really pleased to have the support of Eyemouth Good Food Partnership in being able to put on the course. Participants are learning to cook healthy, affordable, simple, delicious dishes based around ingredients […]

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Garden Visit

The site at Ayton gives us a chance to build a forest garden from scratch. Today we all got the chance to see Britain’s oldest intentional forest garden! The garden has been built over the last 25 years by trainer Graham Bell and his wife Nancy at their home in […]

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The on site storage finally arrives

Well lookee here…! This might just look like a shed, which indeed it is. But it is also another huge step in the Abundant Borders project. After all the turf lifting, digging, levelling, sand spreading, more levelling, flagstone laying, shivering and general hard work we finally have on site storage. […]

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The first of our garden visits

The day started off in typically Scotland-in-February fashion, driech! It looked like we might me in the classroom for the day but then the sun came out ….. which allowed this to happen. Everybody literally mucking in! and getting the turf removed from the plot. There is nothing quite like […]

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More progress …..

Well, we almost have the base for the shed! Karen and Annie spent this morning digging, raking, spreading sand, levelling and laying flags so that the shed can go up later this week. And as you can see great progress has been made and the whole site is starting to […]

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It’s been a long time coming…

.. but today was the first day on site!   The first job was to remove the turf from the are where the shed will sit so that a base can be laid. You can see the slabs and the bag of sand in the foreground. Though this being a […]

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