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The Bonfire in Figures

The annual Spring bonfire was completed safely and successfully yesterday.

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The figures:

Total fire-feeding hours – 7.5 (09.30 – 17.00)
Number of helpers – 10
Step count per helper – 15,000+ (as actually recorded!)
Carloads of inappropriate waste removed – 2 (why?)
The tonnage of stuff burned – 100+ (well, that’s how it felt anyway!).

Big, big thanks go to those who turned out to help and to Hazel (Plot 66B) for the fantastic lunchtime sausage rolls and cupcakes.

The ash will be cool enough to move in a few days. Please help yourselves to some – excellent for your fruit bushes, strawberries etc.

March Community Sunday

With the weather forecast as wild as it was, it wasn’t surprising that today’s squad was a wee bit smaller than usual. Luckily, they more than made up for reduced numbers with added enthusiasm.

Thanks to all who managed along.

Reporter on site

Ellie House, a reporter from the Press and Journal was on site today.

Ellie is researching a feature on Community Gardening and Growing which she is writing for the paper’s Saturday’s Magazine. She was especially interested in GFAA’s volunteers and how they help us maintain and develop our site.

Upcoming Climate Week

Sonya on Plot 97b suggested this post. Thanks Sonya.

Aberdeen City Council is organising a series of lunchtime talks in Marischal College as part of Climate Week North East. Further details are available on their website.

What an effort!

We had a wonderful turnout for our Community Sunday activities today. In fact, with well over twenty plotters and volunteers there, this was our biggest ever February Community Sunday. What a start to the year!

Tuck in time!

With so many willing hands available we got a wonderful amount of work done around the site – weeding, pruning, bonfire prep, pothole filling, litter collection and much, much more. A huge thank you goes to all who found the time to come along and to all who contributed to a magnificent coffee and cake spread.

There was no room at the inn for the old lag’s club.

Community Engagement Opportunities

We had the pleasure of welcoming Stephen Bly to Garthdee Field today. Stephen is Aberdeen City Council’s Community Engagement Officer.

It was good to have the opportunity to show Stephen around and tell him something of our efforts and projects to promote active community engagement over recent years.

Better still, Stephen was able to give us all sorts of pointers and leads to possible future community collaborations and activities. Watch this space for details of new projects we hope to see started in the weeks and months ahead.

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