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Community Sunday November 2018

We are hoping for a bumper turnout this coming Sunday for our last Community Sunday of the year.  It will be a chance to meet our new plotters and volunteers, celebrate a season full of successes and prepare our site for the winter ahead.

Please come along and give us an hour or so of your time if you can.

BBQ July 2018

EVENT POSTPONED!!!!! 

 

GFAA Summer Barbecue

12.30 on Sunday 29th July 2018

Plotters and Volunteers, along with families and friends, are cordially invited to our Summer Barbecue at the community orchard area of the Garthdee Field Allotments site.

Please bring your preferred BBQ food and drink, and if possible a salad or sweet to share.

There will be a raffle, with proceeds going to GFAA’s purchase of a new secure waterproof noticeboard.

Donations for the raffle will be gratefully received by Gill Earle (Plot 64), Stuart Oram (Plot 8) or Norman Coutts (Plot 81); or these may be brought on the day of the BBQ.

Please send any queries or offers of help on the day to Gill Earle – g.earl20 at btinternet.com / 07951021319. Offers to loan BBQs, chairs or picnic tables will be especially welcome, and should be advised to Stuart Oram (cstuartoram at yahoo.com / 077866 48223).

It’s Community Sunday this weekend

Dear plotters, volunteers and friends,

You are cordially invited to this month’s Community Sunday, from 11.00 (coffee and cakes from 12.30).
The wet and cool start to the year leaves plenty of opportunities to contribute to site maintenance, as we start the run-in to Its Your Neighbourhood 2018:
– weeding the wildflower meadow / re-seeding (as appropriate)
– dead heading daffodils
– re-vitalising the raised beds
– pothole filling
– filling ruts by the South Car Park bins with surplus soil at the South Bank
– tidying the North Bank.
Looking forward to seeing all who can make the session (and hoping for more dry weather at least on midday Sunday),
Best Regards
Michael Hart
Secretary – GFAA

River Dee Trust Tree Planting Event

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.

RHSA Gardening Workshops


Gone to Seed Tarland Seed Swap 2018 Update

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:

First Earlies:
Organic Casablanca 
Organic Maris Bard 
Rocket   

Red Duke of York

Sharpes Express

Belle De Fonteney

 

Second Earlies:
Organic Charlotte 
Organic Maris Peer
Organic Nicola 
Shetland Black

Jazzy

Anya

 

Main:
Highland Burgundy Red

Organic Orla

Organic Lady Balfour

Organic Pink Gypsy

Sarpo Mira 

Organic Arran Victory

Mayan Gold

Mayan Twilight

Pink Fir Apple

Violetta

Ama Rosa

Ratte  

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.

Lizzy

Gone to Seed

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