Our Community Garden at Waterheads, near Eddleston, is pretty much ready for growing food. We have created the garden for free using waste materials sourced locally (cardboard, pallets, manure, topsoil) and donated or shared tools and have used zero chemicals.
We have just had some great news from The Woodland Trust. It has been confirmed that Food Communities will receive 420 edible trees in November! The native trees are hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, dog rose, elder, and rowan to be planted in our community gardens.
Matthew, Rudi, Connor, and Oli volunteer in our community gardens. I sat down with them for a little chat about what we have been doing and about the broader topics of food and community. It is always fun talking with the lads and I knew it would be an interesting chat.
Bring some of your favourite homemade dishes, bakes, sweets, preserves etc and also any seeds to swap amongst the group! Event includes a pickling & preserving workshop, a tour of the 2000m² Project, and free hot food in the café.