Food Communities have created various community gardens which we use to grow organic fruit and veg together and we also help promote community gardens of other community groups.
Food Communities have created various community gardens which we use to grow organic fruit and veg together and we also help promote community gardens of other community groups. We are always keen to welcome new volunteers to our community gardens and always happy to consider new projects. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH if you have an area of unused land we could use or if you would like free support to set up and grow your own community garden.
Here is a list of community gardens in different areas and details of who to contact should you wish to get involved:
THE COURTHOUSE GARDEN. Behind the old courthouse and beside Peebles Parish Church at the end of Peebles High Street. Contact Adam on 07980129201 or email@example.com.
THE SECRET GARDEN. Behind the British Heart Foundation on Peebles High Street. Access down the side venal. Contact Jan on 07739031868.
PEEBLES CAN GARDEN. Behind the Victoria Park Centre on Kingsmeadows Road, Peebles. Access from gate behind the centre. Contact Nichole on firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABUNDANT BORDERS COMMUNITY GARDEN. Just behind the Salvation Army Store on Hawick High Street. Contact email@example.com.
BURNFOOT GROWS TOGETHER COMMUNITY GARDEN. Burnfoot Community Hub, 89 Burnfoot Rd, Hawick TD9 8EJ. Contact Gordie on 01450 390410.
WILTON LODGE COMMUNITY GARDEN. Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick TD9 7LG. Contact Lisa on 07580788617 or Brydon@liveborders1.org.uk.
SELKIRK COMMUNITY SHED. The Argus Centre Goslawdales Cottage, Goslawdales, Selkirk TD7 4EP. Contact Barbra on firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD COMMUNITY GARDENS
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Food Community members generously donated areas of land to be our community gardens. Using the combined knowledge, resources, skills, and manpower of the group we have created beautiful, organic, fertile, efficient food growing spaces and work together as a team to try to grow as much as we can in the spaces all year round. All work has been done by volunteers. We have created the gardens for free using waste materials sourced locally (cardboard, pallets, manure, topsoil) and donated or shared tools and have used no chemicals. We have not required any public funding or grants.
Anyone who is involved with regularly growing in the gardens is free to harvest food as and when they wish, along with the garden owners, and any surplus is sold to generate revenue for our social enterprise Food Communities Ltd. The produce involves little to no food miles and, because we are growing and harvesting it ourselves at little to no monetary or environmental cost, makes the community more resilient to potential problems on the horizon such as soil degradation and price hikes.