Garthdee Allotments

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The Bonfire in Figures

The annual Spring bonfire was completed safely and successfully yesterday.

before

The figures:

Total fire-feeding hours – 7.5 (09.30 – 17.00)
Number of helpers – 10
Step count per helper – 15,000+ (as actually recorded!)
Carloads of inappropriate waste removed – 2 (why?)
The tonnage of stuff burned – 100+ (well, that’s how it felt anyway!).

Big, big thanks go to those who turned out to help and to Hazel (Plot 66B) for the fantastic lunchtime sausage rolls and cupcakes.

The ash will be cool enough to move in a few days. Please help yourselves to some – excellent for your fruit bushes, strawberries etc.

Seed Swopping Time

We have set up a new seed swop point in the Octagon. Thanks go to Raymond on Plot 95A for suggesting this idea and kickstarting us with some seeds.

Val’s heritage Sutherland Kale seeds are also available and if you can’t find what you want there is a wee stock of Dobies’ catalogues with the necessary GFAA discount code that will allow you to buy new seeds at the usual 40% saving.

Please feel free to donate your extra seeds and take what you need from the stockpile.

Making the News

Garthdee Field is featured in the Press and Journal today in a feature written by Ellie House.

The feature is in the Your Life magazine included with the Saturday edition. If plotters have a copy they don’t want to keep, it would be great if spare copies could be dropped off at the Octagon so they can be passed on to our volunteers and other plotters.

March Community Sunday

With the weather forecast as wild as it was, it wasn’t surprising that today’s squad was a wee bit smaller than usual. Luckily, they more than made up for reduced numbers with added enthusiasm.

Thanks to all who managed along.

The Momentum Squad

Stuart and a squad of volunteers from the Momentum Skills organisation started work today on a new raised bed for the Community Garden.


The Momentum group will be on-site every second Thursday throughout the year ahead working on a range of gardening and DIY projects.

If plotters have suggestions for possible projects, please pass them on to Stuart in the first instance.

Reporter on site

Ellie House, a reporter from the Press and Journal was on site today.

Ellie is researching a feature on Community Gardening and Growing which she is writing for the paper’s Saturday’s Magazine. She was especially interested in GFAA’s volunteers and how they help us maintain and develop our site.

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