This may be of interest.
I hope all our plotters have been enjoying the festive season. Here’s wishing you a very happy and successful growing season in 2017.
David Penman – plot 55 has saved a large quantity of his own parsnip seed and is happy to share it with other plotters. The variety is Gladiator. Anyone interested in some seed should contact David.
Some recent news from Pat at the Council:
Please find information detailed below via Adrian Atkinson, Representative, Holburn Street, to share with the plotters at your sites.
You may be aware that the Council has started to roll-out mixed recycling facilities and this includes some things that couldn’t previously be recycled locally – including ‘plastic pots, tubs and trays’. I’ve checked with the ACC waste team and this includes plastic plant pots and trays so they can now be recycled rather then put into rubbish for landfill. The new service is currently being rolled out for premises that have on-street recycling/rubbish bins – i.e. flats and tenements, with individual houses to follow at a later date but it does mean that you might have a mixed recycling bin nearby (as we do in Ferryhill) that you could use. Check this link for more details.
Project Support Officer
The TAMS – The Allotment Market Stall Project team have been in touch to tell us that we contributed more than ever to their collections and sales this season and so earned a gross dividend of £381.62 which means our GFAA funds benefit to the tune of £286.21 net after the usual deduction to support the TAMS operations. Needless to say, this makes a great and regular contribution to our funds for essential site maintenance. Huge thanks are due to all who contributed surplus produce over the year.
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.
TAMS is now open for business for the new season! In case you have forgotten, TAMS – The Allotment Market Stall – is a charity that collects surplus produce from allotment sites and sells them at stalls in and around the city, returning any profit to the providing allotment associations. Last year we made well over £100 for our funds via TAMS.
TAMS collects from our site on Thursday of each week. If you would like to donate please leave your contributions in the containers provided outside the Bothy by Thursday lunchtime. If you can’t get down to your plot at that time, let Norman or me know and we will collect the materials for you and pass them on. Please be specific as to what we should take.
Tip! Apparently rhubarb is a big seller. Perhaps you have some going spare? Let us know and we will collect and pass it on for you.