The site was looking great in the sunshine this afternoon after lots of hard work to get it ready for our upcoming IYN assessment. The new Octagon was a real picture.
This cheeky chappie also seemed pleased to be on site and was clearly appreciative of Gordon Mitchell’s efforts on the bird feeding front.
It’s a great pleasure to welcome our most recent volunteer, Gordon Mitchell. Gordon joined us a few weeks back and is now a regular on site on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Gordon with Linda MacDonald from Momentum Skills
Meantime Gordon has worked in and around the Community Garden, looking after the raised beds and watering in the poly tunnel. He has just started work on a new project, installing and maintaining some bird feeders as part of our contribution to the IYN Birds, bees and trees focus for this year.
If any plotters have any feeders or bird tables not in use, please pass them on to Gordon or leave them in the Bothy or Octagon if that is easier.
Please be sure to come over and say hello to Gordon if you see him working. He will be especially pleased to share ideas for encouraging small song birds on site.
Not even record temperatures stop Gordon and Grant putting in a shift.
Today’s volunteer session was hard work in the heat, but great fun. Thanks to Gill for coming by to lend her support and apologies to Anne for missing her photograph – she was moving too fast to get her in frame!
Left to right: Norman, Grant, Gill and Gordon.
Gordon, our longest-serving volunteer, managed to let it slip that today was his birthday, so we managed to arrange a wee celebration lunch for him.
Left to right: Michael, George, Marion, Gordon, Gill, Jacqui, Norman
A couple of questions:
How come after a morning gardening, Gordon manages to look like a visiting dignitary?
Is he lying about his age? He doesn’t look anything like 59!
For sure, it was great to have him with us on this special day and we wish him all the best for many happy returns.
You may have noticed that Magda has not been around this Spring after being a regular volunteer down on the raised beds and community area last year.
Magda has been in touch to say that she has returned to her native Poland for family reasons and will not be back around in the near future. She asked me to pass on her thanks to all who helped her feel at home on Garthdee Field and said that working with us was one of the most positive experiences of her stay in Scotland. Luckily, her plotting days are not over, as she will be helping out on her Grandma’s allotment at home.
Our thanks go to Magda for her efforts and our best wishes for the future and we hope we will see you back sometime, Magda.