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Towards a sustainable food system

Last Friday I found myself here: The Centre for Civic Innovation in Glasgow. Why? I was attending my first climathon, which for anyone who doesn’t know (like me, before I went to one) is basically a marathon of brainstorming ideas to tackle climate change, developing these and then pitching them […]

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WE LOVE … SORREL

The name sorrel is used to describe several related plants. The name comes from the French for ‘sour’ (sœur), and it is true that the leaves, which are the edible part of the plant, have a sharp acidity. If you look on line for the names of the different varieties […]

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Wellbeing through Food

Abundant Borders are proud to be members of the Eyemouth Good Food Partnership. It brings together a range of people and organisations in the Eyemouth area that have one main aim – to promote wellbeing through Food. The group consists of community members, business, third sector, NHS and SBC, all […]

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We Love … Dandelions

Yes, we love Dandelions! Every part of the plant is edible. A cup of dandelion leaves give you over 500% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K and over 100% vitamin A, and they are packed with vitamin C Dandelions are part of the sunflower family and up until […]

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We Love … Garlic Mustard

Garlic mustard is another one of those vigourous plants which grows pretty much anywhere and which lots of people consider to be an invasive weed. Truth be told, it is a bit of a bully and it exudes toxins which poison the fungi native plants need to live. It can […]

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Sunshine comes to Hawick

Planting strawberries, clearing paths and preparing for an abundant year

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Eyemouth Community Lunches

Abundant Borders, together with the Eyemouth Good Food Partnership, was part of a great initiative in Eyemouth during the school holidays. The partnership worked with local schools to organise community lunches, with everyone welcome. The team get ready for diners to arrive The fabulous chefs at Oblo produced soup, sandwiches, […]

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Invitation to Tender

With support from the National Lottery Community Fund, Abundant Borders is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified person to provide a Permaculture Foundation Course (PFC), for up to 15 participants.  The PFC consists of six modules, full details in the tender document, ideally completed one module per week over a […]

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We Love … Nettles

Yes, honestly! Who would have thought that this garden pest could be good for anything. Here’s a list to prove it: Young nettle leaves are edible, they taste like spinach when cooked, and are rich in vitamins and minerals. Pick only the tips – the first four or six leaves […]

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March at Open Space

More progress in Eyemouth throughout March: Making raised beds Tree planting Getting the plot nice and tidy

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