Garthdee Allotments

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General Meeting Follow Ups

A full report of our recent General Meeting will be along soon, but these bits of information were requested ASAP, so here they are.

The James Hutton Institute offers a soil testing service via Hutton Soils (thanks to Bruce Plot 79 for this tip).

The slides from Fiona Swapp’s fascinating talk are available on her blog.

Community Sunday November 2018

We are hoping for a bumper turnout this coming Sunday for our last Community Sunday of the year.  It will be a chance to meet our new plotters and volunteers, celebrate a season full of successes and prepare our site for the winter ahead.

Please come along and give us an hour or so of your time if you can.

New Recruits

Today, we had the pleasure of welcoming Hazel, our most recent recruit to the volunteer squad, on-site for her first work session.

We had not realised Hazel came with a, “recruit one get two free” deal.

Joining Hazel for the day were her grandchildren, Maisie (aged 8) and Struan (aged 4).

What a team they are, making short work of raking up the leaves on the grass around the Octagon.

Better still, they brought their own good weather with them as the rain stopped on their arrival and the sun came out to say hello.

Hazel hopes to be with us on Saturday or Sunday most weeks as she waits for her name to get to the top of the waiting list for a plot.

 

General Meeting Reminder

Please note the room change!!!!!!

Coffee and cake on offer and maybe even a glass of something fizzy!

IYN 2018 Success

Gordon and Mike were good enough to represent GFAA at the Britain Awards Ceremony in Stirling today and pick up our, It’s Your Neighbourhood Outstanding Level Certificate.

Mike and Gordon are regular volunteers now on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and have made a huge contribution to our IYN campaign throughout the year. A big vote of thanks goes to the two of them on behalf of the GFAA Committee and all plotters.

College Visitors

It was a pleasure to welcome David Huston and his students from North East Scotland College today.  David is a Learning Opportunities Lecturer at the college and is helping a group of students who have recently started making an allotment in their teaching garden at Craibstone.

The students have cleared the area of old turf and shrubs and have reached the stage where they need to plan out how their allotment will work. They were keen to see an assortment of existing allotments to get ideas.

The visit went very well and we hope this will be the first of many future visits and collaborations.

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