Category Archives: Events

Octagon Opening and BBQ Photos

Yesterday’s Opening Event for our Outdoor Classroom and new community facilities went exceptionally well – we even managed to dodge all the threatened showers!

Thanks go especially to Rita Callander from Greenspace Scotland who came along to open the Octagon in her role as Community Enabler for Tesco Bags of Help, to Kevin Anderson, Manager of our local TESCO branch for coming along to show his support and to Liz Hancock from RGU, who have provided so much support for the Community Garden over the last five years..

 

Thanks too to all the plotters, volunteers and friends who worked so hard on the day to make the event a success and to those who could not make it, but contributed raffle prizes and donations.

It was super to have so many friends from The MacMillan Cancer Charity join us.  The raffle brought in £146 and proceeds will be split equally between GFAA and MacMillan.

BBQ + Date for your Diaries

GFAA Outdoor Classroom/Wheelchair-Accessible Toilet Opening and Late Summer Barbecue 

Saturday 9th September 2016 

from 12.00 pm

Plotters and our volunteers, along with their families and friends, are invited to our Opening Event and Late Summer Barbecue at the community orchard area of the Garthdee Field Allotments Site.

The opening ceremony with drinks will take place from 12.00-12.30 with the BBQ to follow immediately.

Please bring your preferred BBQ food and drink.

Entertainment will include a French Boules Competition, a Children’s Treasure Hunt, Live Music and (back by popular demand) Vinnie’s Trailer Tours.

There will be a Raffle with proceeds going to GFAA and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Donations for the raffle will be gratefully received by

Gill Earle (Plot 64), Stuart Oram (Plot 8) or Norman Coutts (Plot 81)

Please send any queries or offers of help on the day to Gill Earle – g.earl20@btinternet.com / 07951021319.  Offers to loan BBQs, gazebos, chairs or picnic tables would be especially helpful.

Community Sunday – Huge Thanks!

I’d like to thank everyone who turned out to help on yesterday’s Community Sunday, plotters and friends from RGU and MacMillan – indeed even Mr Toad Jnr!  With so many hands available we got through a tonne of tasks and the new style General Meeting generated all sorts of good ideas for funding, better gardening and wider community engagement. It was super to see so many old hands and new faces on the day.  Thanks to all who managed along and for the bakers and makers who produced such a wonderful spread for the coffee and cake session.

Community Sunday 16 July

Stuart

This coming Sunday – 16 July – is Community Sunday.  We are hoping for a good turnout of plotters as it is one of the last before our annual, It’s Your Neighbourhood Assessment Visit.  We want to get the site into good shape.

We will follow the usual format, starting at 11.00 and stopping for coffee and cake at 12.30 or so.  However, as a wee experiment we are planning to hold a General Meeting at the same time.  The purpose of the General Meeting is to gather plotters’ views on priorities and issues of current concern and for the future.

We hope this will be a convenient arrangement for plotters and will help improve communication within the Association.  I look forward to seeing you you on the day.

 

The Great Garthdee Biodiversity Challenge

We hoped Miss Rennie’s Primary 4/5 Class would rise to the biodiversity treasure hunt challenge and find it fun: and of course they did not disappoint.

Getting to the big message, but where are the boys?

Ah, there they are…

So what’s the big message?

Did we have fun? We sure did!