Garthdee Allotments

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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.

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.

Community Engagement Opportunities

We had the pleasure of welcoming Stephen Bly to Garthdee Field today. Stephen is Aberdeen City Council’s Community Engagement Officer.

It was good to have the opportunity to show Stephen around and tell him something of our efforts and projects to promote active community engagement over recent years.

Better still, Stephen was able to give us all sorts of pointers and leads to possible future community collaborations and activities. Watch this space for details of new projects we hope to see started in the weeks and months ahead.

Community Sunday February

Seek and enjoy

Sharp-eyed visitors may have noticed that a Search facility has recently been added to our site. It is located at the top of the right-hand sidebar of each page.

When you enter a search term and hit return or the Looking Glass, the full text of every page and post is searched for the word you enter.

Try, for example, butterflies or compost or BBQ. Please let me know if you run into any problems.

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