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AGM Diary Date

Stuart

Our GFAA AGM will be held this Saturday at 11.00 on the RGU Campus.  The short formal AGM will be followed by an informal General Meeting that will include a talk by Bruce Taylor from Plot 79 entitled, “Soil Health and how to Improve it”.  Bruce has just finished a Masters Degree in Soil Science and has recent approaches and practical experiences to share.

We have moved this AGM to this new time on a Saturday to avoid dragging plotters out on cold, wet, dark evenings as before and are hoping for a big turnout.

See details below.

 

Diary Date – AGM and General Meeting

Dear plotters

Our AGM and next General Meeting will take place at RGU’s Riverside East Building, Room 346, at 11.00 am on Saturday 4 November. Free parking is available at RGU.
The AGM addresses reports from Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary, election of Committee members and amendments to the Constitution. The General Meeting which follows will address general Association business, specifically on-site activities and how these are delivered.
All specific points for agendas should be advised to me by 21st October for inclusion in the detailed agendas which will be circulated two weeks before the AGM/GM.
We look forward to your agenda items and to seeing all who can make it to the meetings,
Best Regards
Michael Hart
Secretary – GFAA

Diary date for seed lovers

This message arrived from Lizzy Shepherd of Gone to Seed.  I know many plotters visited and enjoyed the Tarland event last year.
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I hope you are busy saving seed to share with your friends and to bring along to the 2018 Seed Swap and Potato Day being held in Tarland on Saturday 24th February.
So far I have saved carrot, mangetout, cutting celery and flat leaf parsley seed; hopefully, the leek seed will have time to fully ripen…not sure yet. The photo shows how attractive the carrot and leek seed heads look, it’s worth growing them just for that!
If you would like to get hold of some of the seed envelopes now, please drop me a line and I will try and see if we can get them to you. They will be available in a few locations early next year as well, or just bring your seed along on the day and put them into envelopes there.
In the meantime, there are some really useful clips below on how to go about saving seed and isolation techniques etc:
I hope that you find these useful. We will be running another seed saving workshop at the seed swap and potato day in 2018, so why not come along to that session and learn more.
Lizzy
Gone to Seed

The great Poly-Tunnel clean-up

Post made on behalf of Susan:

Aberdeen in Bloom Garden Competition

Stuart

It was wonderful this week to see Garthdee Field so prominent in the Allotments Section of the Aberdeen in Bloom Annual Garden Competition.  We had the biggest number of entries, showing our continued support for the City Council’s efforts to promote gardening and allotments.

It was great to see so many new entrants from GFAA there at the Civic Reception to collect their certificates and prizes from the Lord Provost.  GFAA can claim to have dominated the six prizes, occupying as we did places six, five, four and two.

But the night really belonged to our own GFAA superstar – Sandy Inkster.  Not only did Sandy take our top ranking second prize for his allotment, but also he came in first in the Garden Display section for the whole city and took the overall outstanding entrant award.  What a wonderful result!

Hearty congratulations go to Sandy and all the other prize and certificate winners and thanks are due to all plotters who entered from our site.

Octagon Opening and BBQ Photos

Yesterday’s Opening Event for our Outdoor Classroom and new community facilities went exceptionally well – we even managed to dodge all the threatened showers!

Thanks go especially to Rita Callander from Greenspace Scotland who came along to open the Octagon in her role as Community Enabler for Tesco Bags of Help, to Kevin Anderson, Manager of our local TESCO branch for coming along to show his support and to Liz Hancock from RGU, who have provided so much support for the Community Garden over the last five years..

 

Thanks too to all the plotters, volunteers and friends who worked so hard on the day to make the event a success and to those who could not make it, but contributed raffle prizes and donations.

It was super to have so many friends from The MacMillan Cancer Charity join us.  The raffle brought in £146 and proceeds will be split equally between GFAA and MacMillan.

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