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BBQ July 2018

EVENT POSTPONED!!!!! 

 

GFAA Summer Barbecue

12.30 on Sunday 29th July 2018

Plotters and Volunteers, along with families and friends, are cordially 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 possible a salad or sweet to share.

There will be a raffle, with proceeds going to GFAA’s purchase of a new secure waterproof noticeboard.

Donations for the raffle will be gratefully received by Gill Earle (Plot 64), Stuart Oram (Plot 8) or Norman Coutts (Plot 81); or these may be brought on the day of the BBQ.

Please send any queries or offers of help on the day to Gill Earle – g.earl20 at btinternet.com / 07951021319. Offers to loan BBQs, chairs or picnic tables will be especially welcome, and should be advised to Stuart Oram (cstuartoram at yahoo.com / 077866 48223).

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.

Bees’ needs abound

Am I right in thinking there have been more bees around this year?  I guess the weather has been to their liking.  However, it’s clear they need all the help we can offer them.  This is Bees’ Needs Week.  Check out these ideas for helping them out.

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.

Seed Saving Workshop

This session will be of interest to plotters. Scott Dow (Micro-plotter) or Phil (Plot 35) can offer some background if needed.

Parliamentary Reception

This week past, Phil (Plot 35) and Norman (Plot 81) had the pleasure of representing GFAA at a Reception in the Garden Room of The Scottish Parliament.

The event was hosted by Kenneth Gibson MSP to celebrate the success of the Tesco Bags of Help programme and the company’s long-standing commitment to community investment.  Jane Lawrie (Group Communications Director at Tesco) and Julie Procter (Chief Executive at Greenspace Scotland) formed part of the welcome party.

After the welcoming speeches, there were many opportunities to mix with representatives from other community groups, charities and organisations from across Scotland that have benefited from Bags of Help.  Ideas flowed thick and fast and the air was full of friendly, positive energy.

It was a particular pleasure to meet up again with Rita Callander, the Bags of Help Enabler for our winning Octagon Project.

The two youngsters you see in the picture are Joss and Kaylyn from Ullapool who were there representing their school’s anti-littering community project. They gave a brilliant account of themselves and the success of their initiative.

In many ways these two youngsters summed up the whole evening, helping as they did to fill the room with energy and enthusiasm and a very positive feeling of communities coming together to make their local areas just that little bit better.  As someone says, Every Little Helps.

 

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