We welcomed our latest volunteer site helper on site today. Grace Bales, from the USA, is a student at the University of Aberdeen. She has an interest in organic growing and working outside and sought us out for an opportunity to get away for a while from the academic ‘bubble’ of the university – in Grace’s own words. Judging by today’s efforts, Grace will be a real asset for us.
Grace’s first day could have gone a lot better. We were all set to meet her on arrival, our best laid plans went wrong and we missed her completely. Far from being phased, Grace took matters into her own hands and, with a little help from Dod on Plot 21, fixed herself up with a shovel and barrow and set about filling potholes for the rest of the afternoon. I think this is what Americans call a, ‘can-do attitude!’ Luckily, Michael spotted her at work and headed over to lend a hand.
Grace will be on site on Wednesdays from about lunchtime. She hopes to pick up gardening skills and is willing to help around the wider site or on plots. If you see her about in the weeks ahead, please go over and say hello.