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Sonia Parker Degree Show

You may remember Sonia Packer visiting our site to take photos for her RGU degree project. Sonia has been kind enough to invite us to her final degree show – see details below.

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TAMS 2015

You will recall that GFAA participated in The Allotment Market Stall Project over the last two seasons. The project collects surplus produce from allotment sites and sells it off , so spreading the benefits of allotment growing to the wider public.
TAMS have received Comic Relief funding to continue this season and are beginning to plan out how they will work. TAMS will be aiming to build on its success last season and hopes for even more participation. Last year the project made a very helpful contribution to GFAA funds from the sale of our surpluses. All sorts of surpluses contribute – from fancy melons to the humble rhubarb stalk.
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The produce will be sold at the Duthie Park on a Friday and Hazlehead Park on a Saturday, the first set up being earlier this year commencing on: Friday 17 July 2015.
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Cath Pilley from TAMS is recruiting stall volunteers, therefore, if you would be interested in volunteering for TAMS, please contact her asap.
Click on the TAMS tag on the right-hand sidebar for more information.

Spring Flowers

You will remember that we spent one of our Community Sunday’s at the back-end of the year planting 2000 spring bulbs kindly supplied via Aberdeen City Council. Well, it’s been a long, cold wait, but the fruits of our labours are now out for all to see and in their full splendour. They certainly add a lovely splash of colour around our site and bring the promise of better days ahead in the new growing season.

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Deer oh Dear

I am not sure if it is wise to bring up the issue of immigration just at present, but we currently have a couple of visitors or new residents on our site who are likely to bring the issue to the fore before too long. As they continue to eat just about every green shoot in sight and on site, suggestions for their repatriation to the far reaches of the Deeside Line would be welcomed I am sure.

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A Straw in the Wind

DSC_2040Gill Earle from Plot 64 has come by a large bale of straw and has kindly offered to share it with other plotters. Gill is experimenting with a no dig method of growing tatties in straw and of course straw is a proven way protecting strawberries from contact with the soil, rot and slugs and other crops from late or early frosts.  If you can use some on your own allotment please see Gill to arrange uplift.

Community Sunday March 2015

Our latest Community Sunday was our most successful to date. Many thanks to all those who turned up.  With well over a dozen willing helpers we made light work of:

  • Trimming the tree branches along the site’s Southern boundary
  • de-littering and removing fallen branches over the site
  • digging over the area set aside for primary school visits in the future
  • collecting waste materials for the up-coming bonfire.

With the work out of the way in record time there was plenty opportunity to enjoy the coffee and cake session at the bothy.

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A date for your diary: the next scheduled Community Sunday will be on 19 April. The more the merrier!

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