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Visit an Organic Garden developed for over 40 years
June 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
BOG started it’s illustrious life in 1987. It was initially Galashiels based. Dave and Jane Allan joined this small band in 1993. Dave then became BOG secretary and various initiatives saw membership expand widely in numbers and geographic reach. Dave was on the HDRA council, and in the mid to late 90’s, he and Jane, and David and Marina Catts, ran the HDRA presence at Garden Scotland in conjunction with BOG.
BOG hosted the HDRA AGM in Kelso in the late nineties when 200 people attended. Dave was also instrumental in launching Potato Day at the urging of Alan Romans, who was closely involved with Ryton.
The Borders wide Composting Initiative is the brainchild of Dave and Jane.
Meanwhile, they were continuing to develop their land at Wolfehopelee, started on 14th October 1978. The land was formerly open grazing for hill sheep, and practically organic at the outset.
For a long time now, Dave and Jane have been self-sustaining in veg. and fruit, and keep ducks and geese.
They have recorded their progress photographically for 40 years, and our visit will provide fascinating information and insights into how to develop and problem solve, in “not the easiest” terrain.
I have to say, they also grow great roses, and make wonderful ice cream, which is promised on the day.
Please bring some food to share for lunch.
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