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Calum Hislop from the River Dee Trust has been in contact to flag up this up-coming community opportunity.
The River Dee Trust as part of its river bank improvements is planning a significant tree planting event on the 27th April on the land behind Sainsburys.
I am getting in touch to ask if you or any of your membership would like to get involved.
The event is being organised as a community event with support from the River Dee Trust. The Scottish Woodland Trust, and the AWPR fund. Sainsburys are also offering to support the event with hot drinks and snacks.
I will forward promotional material as it is produced but thought it a good idea to flag the event up to in advance.
Planning is underway for the Tarland Seed Swap and Potato Day for 2018.
Most of the boxes of seed envelopes have now been distributed, so please collect some and bring along your seed to the seed swap. Locations are listed on the poster but there will also be a box of seed envelopes at Cruickshank Gardens. Don’t worry if you have not managed to save seed this year, you can still take some envelopes away and try them out.
We have some old favourites plus some new exciting potatoes this year:
Organic Maris Bard
Red Duke of York
Belle De Fonteney
Organic Maris Peer
Highland Burgundy Red
Organic Lady Balfour
Organic Pink Gypsy
Organic Arran Victory
Pink Fir Apple
A real highlight is John Marshall, Scotland Potato expert, who will be giving an introductory talk on “The Potato Story” at 10.30 and then running a workshop on Growing Tips and Diseases, suitable for more experienced gardeners at 12.00.
We really look forward to seeing you all there.
Gone to Seed
Charles Dowding is coming to give a talk at the Phoenix Community Centre at Newton Dee Village on Saturday 3 February.
Many plotters will be aware that Charles has practised his, ‘no dig method’ of growing vegetables for well over thirty years now. In 2013 he moved to a derelict smallholding of one-fifth of an acre and very quickly transformed it into a productive vegetable garden. He documented his efforts on a popular YouTube Channel (he has nearly 50,000 subscribers) and in a series of well-received books.
This link will take you to the Eventbrite Website to make reservations.