Congratulations to Helmsdale Kitchen Garden for all they have achieved since they took over an empty piece of land with a vision to create a sustainable community garden. The garden now includes a polytunnel, shed, orchard and a solar powered irrigation system. 133kg of veg was produced in 2019 and they hope to expand this in future years.
The garden also provides education, with skills and information workshops, helps reduce social isolation and provides local employment.
The Pebble Trust grant covered a range of work including completion of the access road, provision of topsoil and a sustainable water supply for the polytunnel.