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River Dee Trust Tree Planting Event

Calum Hislop from the River Dee Trust has been in contact to flag up this up-coming community opportunity.

The River Dee Trust as part of its river bank improvements is planning a significant tree planting event on the 27th April on the land behind Sainsburys.

I am getting in touch to ask if you or any of your membership would like to get involved.

The event is being organised as a community event with support from the River Dee Trust. The Scottish Woodland Trust, and the AWPR fund. Sainsburys are also offering to support the event with hot drinks and snacks.

I will forward promotional material as it is produced but thought it a good idea to flag the event up to in advance.

Hats off to Robertson Construction!

Despite the weather, our allotment holders and volunteers were all smiles this week when Robertson Construction delivered surplus pallets and timber from their Caledon Court site on the corner of Garthdee and Auchinyell roads.  Better still, they have promised more in the future.

The handover was made by Kelly Simms who is Group Community Development Coordinator for the Company. A few days earlier, Kelly, on behalf of Robertson Group, had presented us with over 40 large Easter eggs which were given to Kaimhill Primary School for the children who visit the allotments as part of their curriculum during the summer term.

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We greatly appreciate such gestures from businesses like Robertson Group supporting the local community so it’s a big thank-you to them from all at GFAA.

Plans for the use of the materials are being finalised and will be announced soon.

One Seed Forward

The splendid, One Seed Forward Project is getting ready for another bumper year.

Plotters wanting to know more or take part can check out the details on their website.

It’s BBQ Weather – apparently!

Oh boy.  I know it’s early in the year but I think we can be pretty sure that the 2018 Award for Most Intrepid Plotters will go to Sepi and Arshia after they were spotted this week enjoying their impromptu BBQ.   By the way, could somebody please organise a quick whip-round to get them both a pair of gloves?

Proper “Old School” Plotting

The volunteer squad were passing Tuesday past when we spotted this plot.

It turns out it belonged to Bill Noble and unfortunately, he has decided it’s time to give up the plot after many, many years with us and move on to follow other interests.  As you can see Bill was very traditional in his methods, digging his plot from end to end back to black earth over the winter months.  He was also, of course, an exceptionally successful gardener.

We will all be sorry to see Bill leave, but want to wish him all the best in the future. All the best too, to whoever takes over the plot.

Stonking Community Sunday

Our Community Sundays seem to go from strength to strength. Todays was a proper tonic.  It was great to see so many plotters and volunteers join us.  We had so many willing hands we were able to set up three work squads.  As a result, we managed to fill all of the potholes around the site, complete the planting of the 2000 Spring bulbs the Council gifted us, set about a big tidy up of the wood chip pile and the top carpark and collect all the leaves from along the Western perimeter fence. What a magnificent effort!  Many, many thanks are due to all who found the time to attend.

 

Photo Credit: Kay Marshall

Photo Credit: Kay Marshall

 

Thanks too, to all who contributed savouries and cakes for the coffee and cake session.  We had a wonderful spread and time for a right good natter.  It was good to catch up and to see new plotters swapping ideas with old lags – sorry hands – and these exchanges can only help set us up for an even more successful growing season ahead.  As always, this will be the last of our Community Sundays for the year: there will not be a December meet.  Watch out for the first of the new season dates, however, and we will hope to see you there.

Thanks again for all your efforts, Stuart.

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