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Author: Stuart Oram (Page 2 of 10)

RGU Occupational Therapists Visit

It was a pleasure to welcome Elaine and her group of First Year RGU Occupational Therapy students on their visit with us today.

The purpose of the visit was to explore together ways in which the students could create outdoor and gardening experiences to benefit their clients.  In the first instance, these activities will centre on the Polytunnel and the raised beds.

Unfortunately, the weather did not exactly play ball, but the enthusiasm of the students more than made up for the cold and wet conditions.

Thanks also go to our volunteers, Gordon and Mike, who braved the weather to lend their support throughout the day.  We are very lucky to have them on board.

We look forward to many more RGU student visits and new, joint projects with faculty members in the future. It’s a great pleasure to see our involvement with RGU bear fruit and become even more productive.

Opportunities Galore!

Scotmid Donation to GFAA

I am delighted to say that GFAA has received a £200 donation from the Scotmid Co-operative Society via their fund to support communities across Scotland.

We are pleased to receive a grant of £200 to spend on tools for use in the Community Garden and Primary Plot.  We are going to buy handtools adapted especially for younger gardeners and those with disabilities who might find full-size adult tools too heavy or unwieldy.

Our warm thanks got to Scotmid for their generosity.

Raymond the Jungle Tamer

How do you fancy taking on a plot looking like this?

Not for the faint-hearted eh?  Luckily, cometh the hour, cometh – Raymond the Jungle Tamer.  Just look at what Raymond (Domeracki) has achieved on Plot 95A in just a few months and during the worst winter weeks since 2010.

 

Congratulations Raymond – what a fantastic effort!

It’s BBQ Weather – apparently!

Oh boy.  I know it’s early in the year but I think we can be pretty sure that the 2018 Award for Most Intrepid Plotters will go to Sepi and Arshia after they were spotted this week enjoying their impromptu BBQ.   By the way, could somebody please organise a quick whip-round to get them both a pair of gloves?

Stonking Community Sunday

Our Community Sundays seem to go from strength to strength. Todays was a proper tonic.  It was great to see so many plotters and volunteers join us.  We had so many willing hands we were able to set up three work squads.  As a result, we managed to fill all of the potholes around the site, complete the planting of the 2000 Spring bulbs the Council gifted us, set about a big tidy up of the wood chip pile and the top carpark and collect all the leaves from along the Western perimeter fence. What a magnificent effort!  Many, many thanks are due to all who found the time to attend.

 

Photo Credit: Kay Marshall

Photo Credit: Kay Marshall

 

Thanks too, to all who contributed savouries and cakes for the coffee and cake session.  We had a wonderful spread and time for a right good natter.  It was good to catch up and to see new plotters swapping ideas with old lags – sorry hands – and these exchanges can only help set us up for an even more successful growing season ahead.  As always, this will be the last of our Community Sundays for the year: there will not be a December meet.  Watch out for the first of the new season dates, however, and we will hope to see you there.

Thanks again for all your efforts, Stuart.

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