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It’s TAMS time again

Collections for The Allotment Market Stall (TAMS) start this Thursday.

TAMS is a wonderful project that sells our surplus produce to the public and so spreads the benefits of allotment working into the wider community while at the same time making a contribution back to our GFAA funds.

Please leave any (saleable) donations you can make into the special trays by the Bothy by noon, Thursdays.

Remembering Sandy Inkster

Photo Credit: Phil Wilkie

As I’m sure everyone has now heard Sandy Inkster, plot 89, sadly passed away on 25th of June. Sandy was a great supporter of Garthdee Field Allotments Association and brought us national recognition with his appearances on The Beechgrove Garden when they visited his plot through the course of last season. He was always very generous with his advice, fantastic produce and his ongoing help to others in keeping their plots in tip top condition. He was a general fund of knowledge!!
Many people have suggested that we organise a collection so that we can buy a bench in Sandy’s memory. If you would like to donate to this fund, please pass on any monies or cheques (made out to G.F.A.A.) to a committee member, or you can make your donation by direct money transfer to GFAA’s bank account. (Please see Michael Hart’s recent email for our bank details, or contact any member of the committee.)

Thank you all for your support, and I’m sure we will all look forward to enjoying a seat on Sandy’s bench remembering a much-loved fellow plotter and friend. Phil and Susan, Plot 35.

Fruit Cages for Sale

With regret, Allan (Plot 46) has decided circumstances mean he has to give up his plot. Allan has two fruit cages which he is putting up for sale at very good prices. You will find details posted by the entrance to his plot and in the Octagon. Contact Allan on 07918707801 or allan68.scott@gmail.com for further details.

It’s BBQ time!

Saturday 13th July 2019 from 12 noon

Plotters and our volunteers, along with their families and friends, are invited to our Summer Barbecue
at the Community Orchard area of the Garthdee Field Allotments Site

Please bring your preferred BBQ food and drink (and if you can a salad or sweet to share with visitors)

There will be a Raffle with proceeds going to GFAA funds

Donations for the raffle will be gratefully received by
Gill Earle (Plot 64) Stuart Oram (Plot 8) or Norman Coutts (Plot 81)

Offers to loan BBQs would be especially helpful

Please send any queries or offers of help on the day to Gill Earle
g.earl20@btinternet.com / 07951021319

Kaimhill Party-Party!

We welcomed a group of fifty Kaimhill Primary kids, staff and parents on site for the last visit of the term this week.

Huge thanks go to all the plotters who helped out on the day – some at very short notice. We were able to muster a team of over ten, making the plot visits for the near-fifty kids much more engaging and interesting. It’s great to know we can count on this sort of support when spreading the joys of gardening out to the next generation.

Calling All Plotters!

It’s not too late to enter your plot for the Aberdeen in Bloom Garden Competition 2019. This year’s entry form gives another wee glimpse of the glories of Sandy Inkster’s prize winning garden – as featured in the Beechgrove Garden when Jim McColl visited it.

Luckily, plots don’t have to be to this standard! Entering your plot helps fly the flag for Garthdee Field and shows support for the Council’s efforts to encourage gardening and plotting across the city.

There are a few entry forms available in the Octagon, or you can apply online using this link. Entries close 12 July.

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