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The King's Meadow
30/05/2018

Building Project: A Barn on Stilts?

Building Project: A Barn on Stilts?

We have been working with our architect (Ranald Boydell, from Galashiels) to come up with a design for a building that is long-lasting and fit for purpose, but that is also more cost-effective and quick to build than traditional brick or stone buildings. The structure we’re working with is a metal-framed commercial building (put simply, [ more… ]

30/05/2018

Building Project: Our Vision

Building Project: Our Vision

We want to be Good News on the South side of Peebles, and the planned facilities at the King’s Meadow are a key part of that aim. So what does that mean in practice?   1:  The King’s Meadow building is a home for Peebles Baptist Church and is a place of worship, fellowship and [ more… ]

30/05/2018

Building Project: Sustainability and Creation Care

Building Project: Sustainability and Creation Care

Over recent decades, people have become increasingly aware that our world is in trouble environmentally. For years, humankind has thoughtlessly just taken from the earth’s resources, not caring about whether or not this was sustainable, nor overly concerned about its effect on tomorrow. Slowly at first, the Christian church has become aware that it too [ more… ]

12/03/2014

In Pictures: Community Planting Day

In Pictures: Community Planting Day

A lovely time at the garden today. Help from Bill, Jennie, Rab and Sam, Lorna, Caitlin and Caleb, Dave, Jackie and Andy, Lindsey and Ian and Alexander. Donations of cakes and biscuits also from Jacqueline, Christine, Linda and Liz, Lorna, Jennie and a couple of packets of biscuits via the prayer meeting for next time. [ more… ]

02/03/2014

Scraping and Shaping for Spring

Scraping and Shaping for Spring

March is here, and with it Spring has sprung. Well, it feels like that. There are snowdrops appearing around the Meadow,  and lots of activity going on to bring the garden back to life after the winter. Mark (the JCB King) was back this morning, doing some shaping and scraping for us – to be [ more… ]

12/11/2013

Futureshape? Eco Challenge Fund grant awarded to the King’s Meadow

Futureshape? Eco Challenge Fund grant awarded to the King's Meadow

 It was announced at the Baptist Assembly in Scotland last weekend that the King’s Meadow has been awarded a grant from the Futureshape? Eco Challenge Fund. Run by BMS World Mission, this fund is financed by carbon offsetting travel of BMS and related staff, as well as travel to Baptist Assemblies in the UK. Most [ more… ]

12/11/2013

Not just tatties

Not just tatties

Although we’ve talked about potatoes quite a lot (and we did harvest several bucketfuls of them!) there have been plenty of other things growing in the King’s Meadow this year. Some beautiful wild flowers, parsley, squash, marrows, leeks, and a peculiar green thing that looks like an extra from a sci-fi movie. Can anyone tell [ more… ]

09/11/2013

In Pictures: Getting ready for Spring

In Pictures: Getting ready for Spring

We had a bulb planting session last Saturday, making use of the new raised beds and ensuring that we have some colours emerging in the Spring. Plenty to get involved in for young and old – we particularly appreciated the harvest from the chocolate brownie tree and the coffee bush!

12/10/2013

In Pictures: Beds in place

In Pictures: Beds in place

Our new raised beds (as reported in the previous post) were put in place last weekend by Mark from local firm Graham Irvine. Mark is a grand master of the JCB (actually it was a Caterpillar) – he levelled and lifted and spun and nudged and filled to our hearts delight. There is no doubt [ more… ]

23/09/2013

The solution for sleepy gardeners?

The solution for sleepy gardeners?

After our last article in the Peeblesshire News, we had a phone call from John Irving of Advance Construction. They had five large raised beds which had been built for a development up in Edinburgh, but had gone unused. Would we like them, he asked, for £250? Two of us went up to have a [ more… ]

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