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It’s a drooked disaster!

Our Kaimhill Primary 2 visitors got a drooking coming along the Deeside Line this afternoon and had to turn back and abandon their visit.  What a shame. :-(

However, Mrs Rough brought along Irene and Kelsey to present us with a lovely set of thank you letters and a very special present – the GFAA Site Owl.  I think you will agree it’s rather special.

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We have hosted over a dozen Kaimhill Primary visits this season and all of them have been a pleasure.  We look forward to welcoming more again in the coming session.

Powering forward with Primary 3/4

Mr Murray and his Primary 3/4 Class visited yesterday and helped do a power of work, weeding, helping on the Macmillan Charity Plot paths and learning about fruit and veggies.


A big thanks to everyone!

It’s a Primary Scorcher!


We welcomed Ms Walker and her Primary 3 class on site for the last of their five visits today.  As always they were as keen as mustard and a real credit to Kaimhill School.

Setting up for the stone painting activity took a fair bit of work in the heat, but the results certainly made it all worthwhile.



While half the class helped with the stone painting that will become part of our Britain in Bloom 50th Anniversary display, the others helped barrow chips on to the MacMillan Plot for their paths – hot and thirsty work for sure.


We have only one more week of visits this year, on Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30, but we are a bit short-handed on both days: if you could lend a hand to help supervise activities please get in touch.

Kaimhill Primary 2 Visits

We (Stuart, Marion, Gill, Jacqui and Norman) have enjoyed playing host to Mrs McKenzie and her Primary 2 pupils over the summer. Thanks are due too to Vinnie and Michael for their help in preparing and maintaining the revised beds, primary plot and polytunnel.


It’s been fantastic to see the enthusiasm of the youngsters over the weeks they have been coming and to know they are enjoying learning about the joys and benefits of gardening.

Activities have included:

  • Sowing salad leaves, beans and peas
  • Pricking out and potting up
  • Planting tatties, beans and onions
  • Extensive dung and compost shifting
  • Veggie and fruit identification and tasting tours







I think we can say a good time has been had by all – although the older members of the GFAA team (no names, no pack drill) seem to need to retreat for a lie down in a darkened room after the sessions!

Sunshine all the way

We were blessed with a glorious day today for the latest of our Kaimhill Primary 2 visits.


Stuart, Jacqui, Gill and Norman led a full team of 26 pupils, two teachers and two parent helpers in activities including: tattle planting, seed sowing, compost barrowing and daffodil dead-heading. I think we can safely say a power of work got done and a good time was had by all.


Seeing things differently…

Plotters and visitors may have noticed some changes around the Community Garden and Orchard of late.


With funding from Aberdeen Greenspace and help from Aberdeen City Council we have been able to define better the planned Primary Plot, add a new field drain and sump to improve drainage in the area and build up the road to level the area between this area and the Polytunnel.  Our collaborations with HMP Grampian have borne fruit with the provision of a pergola and a set of garden benches.  Work is still ongoing and dependent on securing appropriate funding, but we hope to see further exciting developments in this area, including provision of a disabled toilet and a gazebo for use by plotters and visiting groups in the future.

Watch this space!

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