Our Allotment Association at Garthdee Field has been short-listed for a grant from the Skipton Building Society. The final award is by public vote. We hope to use the grant to improve facilities in our Community Garden and so bring the benefits of plotting to youngsters and adults with disabilities and health issues. If you could follow this link and vote for GFAA we’d be very grateful.
Our latest Community Sunday was another great success. We were a small but select team this time but everyone certainly got torn into the late season tasks that needed doing.
GFAA Autumn Barbecue
Saturday 24th September 2016
Plotters, friends and families are invited to the GFAA Annual Barbecue
at the community orchard area of Garthdee Field Allotments
Please bring your preferred BBQ food and drink – (salads and cakes will be available)
There will be a Raffle during the afternoon for GFAA funds.
If you are able to donate a raffle prize that would be much appreciated
Welcome to the last of the summer’s Community Sundays on 18 September (before the BBQ the following weekend).
In addition to some regular maintenance work (e.g. pothole filling, site tidying, light pruning in the orchard), would anyone with stones which are not required kindly bag these and lay them at your plot boundary? We have a need to extend the bed of stones to enable lorries to deliver leaves/chips/etc to the bottom bins.
Some of you will have noticed that there will be restrictions to traffic on Garthdee Road on Sunday morning, but we believe that you will be able to access the allotment area during this time.
We look forward to seeing as many of you who can make it, for team work, and coffee & cakes from 1230.
On the afternoon of 3 October GFAA will welcome to our site 40 students from Gray’s School of Art 1st Year Communication Programme. The students will be asked to investigate and document the location through, illustration, photography, mapping, colour, typography and so on. Their Tutor, Iain Morrison will be joining the students on their visit. It is always very interesting to see how visitors view our site from their different perspectives and I am sure all plotters will be pleased to extend a warm welcome to the students.
It was certainly hot going today, but Gordon (on the left) and Grant (on the right) helped Stuart and I make great progress clearing the dumped materials and tidying up the wood chips at the top of the site. Thanks go to both for a job well done