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Community Sunday July 2018

Many thanks to all who helped out yesterday at our Community Sunday. Some really hard work was done with the Primary School plot completely weeded as well as all the raised beds – all in an hour and a half. Special mention for Ava from plot 38 who gathered up stones unearthed during earlier weeding- and she’s only 8 but she did a great job.

Orchard Brae Raised Bed

We could not have hoped for a better day to work on the new raised bed we have built for Orchard Brae School’s Nursery.

Don’t worry, we did finally sort out our alternating layers and corners and got them into the right order!  The bed is three meters long by one meter wide and almost half a meter high and build with timbers kindly donated by Robertson Construction.

Our thanks go to Roddy Mckinnon for all his help and organisation on the day.

Read more about Orchard Brae.

New Activity

GFAA is now working with The Stronger Families Inside Out Group to offer growing activities as part of their Club 10 Programme.  Further details are available via the Collaborations Link above or here.

If you would like to help please contact Stuart in the first instance.

Our Orchard Brae Project

Orchard Brae is a new school and nursery in Aberdeen, designed especially for pupils with additional support needs.

A number of weeks ago we were approached, asking if we could perhaps help with the development of their Nursery School garden.

Today we got a squad in place to make a start.  The re-seeding of the grassy areas in the playground was identified as a priority.

We had a good day, in great company, but in the heat, it was pretty hard going. We are going to have to make at least one return visit.  If you could spare a couple of hours to help out over the next few weeks, please see Stuart or me.

Thanks to Mike and Gordon, and especially Ron, who came along at short notice to lend a hand.

It’s Community Sunday this weekend

Dear plotters, volunteers and friends,

You are cordially invited to this month’s Community Sunday, from 11.00 (coffee and cakes from 12.30).
The wet and cool start to the year leaves plenty of opportunities to contribute to site maintenance, as we start the run-in to Its Your Neighbourhood 2018:
– weeding the wildflower meadow / re-seeding (as appropriate)
– dead heading daffodils
– re-vitalising the raised beds
– pothole filling
– filling ruts by the South Car Park bins with surplus soil at the South Bank
– tidying the North Bank.
Looking forward to seeing all who can make the session (and hoping for more dry weather at least on midday Sunday),
Best Regards
Michael Hart
Secretary – GFAA

Fit a bonnie bonfire!

Once Stuart got the idea that triangles need three legs, today’s bonfire got off to a blazing start.

After that, we got on like a house on fire.

Apologies are due to all of those who came to help, but were not captured on film.  Let’s just say the photographer got caught up in the heat of the moment.

We did manage to catch sight of Gordon, our volunteer who came along to help, making this four days this week he has been helping out. Ashley gets the ‘Best Boots of the Day’ award.

So, with so many hands to help we shifted the entire collection of stuff and finished with a cup of well-earned coffee just after twelve noon.  The Committee send their sincere thanks to everyone who helped.

The best news of all is that we get to do it all again tomorrow for Community Sunday and the weather is set fair again.  This is more like it!

 

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