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Making the News

Garthdee Field is featured in the Press and Journal today in a feature written by Ellie House.

The feature is in the Your Life magazine included with the Saturday edition. If plotters have a copy they don’t want to keep, it would be great if spare copies could be dropped off at the Octagon so they can be passed on to our volunteers and other plotters.

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.

The Momentum Squad

Stuart and a squad of volunteers from the Momentum Skills organisation started work today on a new raised bed for the Community Garden.


The Momentum group will be on-site every second Thursday throughout the year ahead working on a range of gardening and DIY projects.

If plotters have suggestions for possible projects, please pass them on to Stuart in the first instance.

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.

Seeds Bonanza and Bargains

Val on Plot 23 suggested this first announcement. Thanks Val.

A couple of people have said they would like some Sutherland Kale seeds. This is a heritage variety Val grew organically which produced a huge amount of seed.

The Kale is a soft type which is very hardy to grow but wilts down like spinach when cooked and has a good flavour. I’ve put a biscuit tin of seed in the Octagon so that anyone who wants seed can take as much as they need.

While on the subject of seeds, don’t forget that within our Dobies’s Group Scheme, GFAA plotters and volunteers can receive a 40% discount on their seeds and 10% on other purchases. Copies of the catalogue and the necessary unique to GFAA discount code can be found in the Octagon, or email Norman (gfaawebhelper@gmail.com) if you prefer to order online and need the code sent to you.

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.

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