Following the tremendous support from our plotters and the wider public at the end of last year, helping us obtain a grant of £12000 from Tesco Bags of Help, work has now begun on site to build our Outdoor Classroom/Shelter. The octagonal larch clad wooden building will be fully enclosed and suitable for wheel-chair access and is for all our plotters to use as well as the primary school children and visiting groups from from Robert Gordon University (RGU).
The building has been sited in the Community Garden such that it sits above the highest historic flood line. As most of our plotters will be aware, the site has a tendency to flood after heavy and continuous rainfall and this is made worse by an underground stream from up near the old railway line which feeds into the low-lying area at the bottom of the site.
Once the building is complete, work will begin shortly thereafter, using funds from RGU, to establish the necessary paths for all users of the community garden. If anyone would like to lend a hand or spend an hour here and there helping out with our Community Garden activities that would be much appreciated. It is the community aspect of our activities that attract the funding and your support will contribute to making our site just that little bit more special and successful.