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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.
Our GFAA AGM will be held this Saturday at 11.00 on the RGU Campus. The short formal AGM will be followed by an informal General Meeting that will include a talk by Bruce Taylor from Plot 79 entitled, “Soil Health and how to Improve it”. Bruce has just finished a Masters Degree in Soil Science and has recent approaches and practical experiences to share.
We have moved this AGM to this new time on a Saturday to avoid dragging plotters out on cold, wet, dark evenings as before and are hoping for a big turnout.
See details below.
Our AGM and next General Meeting will take place at RGU’s Riverside East Building, Room 346, at 11.00 am on Saturday 4 November. Free parking is available at RGU.
The AGM addresses reports from Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary, election of Committee members and amendments to the Constitution. The General Meeting which follows will address general Association business, specifically on-site activities and how these are delivered.
All specific points for agendas should be advised to me by 21st October for inclusion in the detailed agendas which will be circulated two weeks before the AGM/GM.
We look forward to your agenda items and to seeing all who can make it to the meetings,
Secretary – GFAA