Building sustainability

The vision of Abundant Borders is to build small scale food forest gardens across The Scottish Borders in order that everyone can have access to fresh, healthy, locally sourced fruit and vegetables.

It has always been central to our vision that we work very closely with communities. All of the trainees come from in and around Eyemouth and it is vitally important to maintain this local connection. Even before we put the first spade in the soil, even before the first trainee had signed up for the courses, we had contacted Ayton Community Council to make sure that local residents knew what was going to happen on the land and to make sure that anyone who wanted to be involved, could be involved.

And this week, all of the thought, planning, listening and engagement came to fruition as Abundant Borders takes the next step.

There is a great group of volunteers in Ayton who are keen to work with us and the team in building the forest garden and sharing the abundance. Thanks to Rhonda, John, Gillian and Mandy – pictured her getting the key from Annie, and the Ayton community for taking this project to their hearts!

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