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Diary date for seed lovers

This message arrived from Lizzy Shepherd of Gone to Seed.  I know many plotters visited and enjoyed the Tarland event last year.
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I hope you are busy saving seed to share with your friends and to bring along to the 2018 Seed Swap and Potato Day being held in Tarland on Saturday 24th February.
So far I have saved carrot, mangetout, cutting celery and flat leaf parsley seed; hopefully, the leek seed will have time to fully ripen…not sure yet. The photo shows how attractive the carrot and leek seed heads look, it’s worth growing them just for that!
If you would like to get hold of some of the seed envelopes now, please drop me a line and I will try and see if we can get them to you. They will be available in a few locations early next year as well, or just bring your seed along on the day and put them into envelopes there.
In the meantime, there are some really useful clips below on how to go about saving seed and isolation techniques etc:
I hope that you find these useful. We will be running another seed saving workshop at the seed swap and potato day in 2018, so why not come along to that session and learn more.
Lizzy
Gone to Seed

BBQ + Date for your Diaries

GFAA Outdoor Classroom/Wheelchair-Accessible Toilet Opening and Late Summer Barbecue 

Saturday 9th September 2016 

from 12.00 pm

Plotters and our volunteers, along with their families and friends, are invited to our Opening Event and Late Summer Barbecue at the community orchard area of the Garthdee Field Allotments Site.

The opening ceremony with drinks will take place from 12.00-12.30 with the BBQ to follow immediately.

Please bring your preferred BBQ food and drink.

Entertainment will include a French Boules Competition, a Children’s Treasure Hunt, Live Music and (back by popular demand) Vinnie’s Trailer Tours.

There will be a Raffle with proceeds going to GFAA and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Donations for the raffle will be gratefully received by

Gill Earle (Plot 64), Stuart Oram (Plot 8) or Norman Coutts (Plot 81)

Please send any queries or offers of help on the day to Gill Earle – g.earl20@btinternet.com / 07951021319.  Offers to loan BBQs, gazebos, chairs or picnic tables would be especially helpful.

Community Sunday 16 July

Stuart

This coming Sunday – 16 July – is Community Sunday.  We are hoping for a good turnout of plotters as it is one of the last before our annual, It’s Your Neighbourhood Assessment Visit.  We want to get the site into good shape.

We will follow the usual format, starting at 11.00 and stopping for coffee and cake at 12.30 or so.  However, as a wee experiment we are planning to hold a General Meeting at the same time.  The purpose of the General Meeting is to gather plotters’ views on priorities and issues of current concern and for the future.

We hope this will be a convenient arrangement for plotters and will help improve communication within the Association.  I look forward to seeing you you on the day.

 

Late Summer BBQ

It was great to see so many at our BBQ at the weekend – and especially so many kids.  Thanks to Gill for all her hard work organising things and to Michael and Marion for the treasure hunt and Vinny for the trailer tours – always a success!!  In fact, thanks to all those who came along and helped make it such a success.

Marion briefing the treasure hunt troops

If you missed out this time – here’s a date for your diaries:  Our Late Summer BBQ is planned for Sunday 3 September.  Why not pop it in your diary now?

 

BBQ This Sunday

Sunshine and Fun guaranteed from 12.30 onwards!  Gill has all the details you need.

Pollinators on Parade

There were pollinators a plenty on the plots today: like the rest of us, scudding before the storms threatened for the afternoon perhaps.

Hopefully, they and lots of plotters will be back around on Sunday 11.00 – 12.30 for our Community Sunday Activities – with added coffee and cake for all those with two legs!

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