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The carpenters cometh…

Big thanks today to our volunteers, Anja and Gordon for their time and efforts on the carpentry front.  Great job guys!

New Course: From Soil to Sky

The University of Dundee offers an online course in Citizen Science: From Soil to Sky in which participants will come to understand soil and explore global environmental soil issues while becoming citizen scientists.

Registration is open now and the course starts 19 February, takes 4 hours per week to complete and runs for 4 weeks.  As they say:

“Where can you find all sorts of useful and important information about your environment? You might be surprised to know it’s beneath your feet, in the soil. On this course you will discover interesting things about your own soil and become part of the new GROW Citizen Observatory European-wide community. You will collaborate with other growers and scientists to discover the impact global soil practices have on major issues like the environment and food growing.

Now is the time to make a difference, join us, improve your soil and become a citizen scientist!”

Further Details

Getting digging at last

The Volunteer Squad were delighted to be able to get some digging done today when finally the ground frost relented and let us get our spades into action. It was great too to welcome Graham from Plot S1 to his first session with us.

Shed – free to good home

Now then…

Free to good home (GFAA members only), one attractive wee shed.  Currently sitting on Plot 57.  Must be removed no later than 2 weeks from today. Recently built by a plotter. Lined with insulation and comes with various mod cons.  Construction details unknown. Windows are of perspex, not glass.  Contact Phil on Plot 57 if interested, or reply below.

Left shivering…

This poor little fella was disturbed and left shivering yesterday after being disturbed from his winter-lair when a new compost bin was being built.  We did our best to find him new accommodation, but I fear he faced a long cold night.

Can anyone say whether he is a frog or a toad, or indeed a prince?

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