Community Garden & Growing Project

Thank you to every one who visited our stand at the Primary School Xmas Fayre, for those that were not able to get, here is what’s going on.

After our successful Jim Clark Anniversary event, partially funded by the National Lottery, we were selected to submit a bid for a further project. This is aimed at fostering the community spirit and pride in Chirnside demonstrated by the event in April. The process is based on ITV areas, in our case Borders, and the final decision would be down to a public vote after airing on television.

image of finger post pointing to community gardenAfter a successful first stage initial idea, a second stage bid has been submitted (at very short notice!), based on the idea of a community garden and growing area, on a small part of the Common Good Park.

It would be accessible to all; with raised beds, a seating area, low-key lighting and paths. It could also include features such as willow sculptures.

It would create opportunities for skill sharing between the generations and show the young the process of growing from seed to harvest, whether vegetables or flowers, by active participation.

We would like to know what you think;
• Good idea?
• What should be included?
• How to recognise the Jim Clark connection?
• Would you like to help in creating the area should we be successful?

We aim to keep everyone up to date and involved via the new newsletter and our web page. A dedicated page for the Community Garden project is here

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