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Club 10 Return

The Club 10 Group returned for their first visit of the new season this week.

We had a cracking game of football just to warm us up for the serious business of soil preparation and seed sowing in the raised beds. the group will be back over the summer and at the end of the season to harvest their crops.

Thanks go to the plotters who managed along to help out.

Scarecrow Pete casts his spell

We had a great visit from the Primary 3/4 kids from Kaimhill Primary today.

As always the kids enjoyed their tattle planting, veggie transplanting and flower seed sowing.

Thanks go to all of the GFAA team who turned out to help.

The Bonfire in Figures

The annual Spring bonfire was completed safely and successfully yesterday.

before

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.

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