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Yet more links…

With the weather favouring the ducks today when I had free time and hoped to get on with my delayed winter digging I have resorted to surfing some of my favourite allotment and gardening sites and adding them to our Links page above.  A wee reminder – if you have sites you would like to pass on, please let me know and I’ll be pleased to add them.

Beautiful Scotland Newsletter

The new edition is out now with stories on:

·         On-line registration information & key dates for 2015
·         Special garden visit offer from the RHS
·         Keep Scotland Beautiful updates including: Clean Up Scotland key dates; how to   make your project money go further; Peer to Peer network meetings
·         Funding & resources
·         Your stories including: celebrations in Cumbernauld; success for Pitlochry;
·         Other news
Download via the link below:

Our Green Times – out now!

The City Council have published the latest edition of, Our Green Times which carries coverage of all sorts of environmental projects going on in the city.

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Green Times includes information on local transport, energy, waste, Eco Schools and biodiversity events and initiatives. This new format  for the Winter 2014 Edition will allow even more environmental news to be included in the publication, keeping people informed and up to date with what is happening in Aberdeen.

The Medicinal Herb Garden


Sounds like this definitely deserves a date in our diaries, however busy they are at this time of year.

Improved Links Page

The winter months ahead will give us the chance to improve our existing Links Page. If you have not looked at it recently, it continues to grow – and hopefully become more useful

Feel free to browse – or better still please suggest sites to add by way of improvement.

TAMS Success Story

I am delighted to report that the Allotment Market Stall Project has had a very successful season. The project seeks to sell surplus allotment site produce to the public, so spreading the benefits of good, local food growing to the wider community. This year TAMS sold almost £1000 of veggies over the summer weeks – a magnificent effort.

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Here is an extract from the thank you letter we received from the TAMS team:

Dear Garthdee Field Allotment Gardeners
Thank you for participating in the Allotment Market Stall in 2014. It has been an excellent season and the stall in Duthie Park was very successful. It would not have been possible without your input in preparing the produce for collection and in volunteering on the stall. We would very much appreciate feedback on how we can improve operations for next season.
Thanks to a small Lottery grant to cover running costs and the partnerships with ACC, the unpaid work scheme and CFINE we are able to redistribute all the proceeds from sales of produce.
In terms of total weights, over the 10 weeks we collected 1005kg of produce, sold 816kg, donated 146kg and composted 43kg. An excellent achievement for all those concerned as it represents an improvement in access to locally grown fruit and vegetables, a reduction in waste, a reduction in food miles and contributes to an improvement in healthy eating.
We are in the process of writing up a full report on the operations in 2014 in preparation for the 2015 season and will make it available as soon as we can.

The return from TAMS to GFAA this season has totalled to over £140. I want to offer my congratulations and thanks to all who contributed to this magnificent community effort and to the TAMS team for making this possible.

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