Plant growing project launches in Langlee

A group of 12 adults and 15 children gathered at the community centre with a supply of gardening tools.
A group of 12 adults and 15 children gathered at the community centre with a supply of gardening tools.
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Langlee residents are being encouraged to get involved in Growing Stronger, a new project that aims to renovate and cultivate planters.

As well as producing food to harvest, eat and share, participants will benefit from increased self-esteem and wellbeing.

The project got off to a good start recently when a group of 12 adults and 15 children gathered at the community centre with a supply of gardening tools and a great deal of enthusiasm.

Plans were made for what they would like to achieve over the next few months, including overwintering crops during the autumn and winter.

Local volunteer, Melanie Turnbull said: “It was good to see so many people in a community, literally, pulling together to achieve something good.”

Councillor Vicky Davidson, executive member for culture, sport, youth and communities at Scottish Borders Council (SBC) added: “This is an excellent example of a community working together and not only experiencing a number of benefits but having a great deal of fun as well. I am sure there is plenty to do over the coming weeks and months and that the results will be very worthwhile.”

The project is being funded by SBC’s Community Learning and Development service and will continue to develop over the next few months.

Anyone wishing to get involved should contact Amanda Dempsey at the Langlee Community Centre at: amanda.dempsey@scotborders.gov.uk