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New Course: From Soil to Sky

The University of Dundee offers an online course in Citizen Science: From Soil to Sky in which participants will come to understand soil and explore global environmental soil issues while becoming citizen scientists.

Registration is open now and the course starts 19 February, takes 4 hours per week to complete and runs for 4 weeks.  As they say:

“Where can you find all sorts of useful and important information about your environment? You might be surprised to know it’s beneath your feet, in the soil. On this course you will discover interesting things about your own soil and become part of the new GROW Citizen Observatory European-wide community. You will collaborate with other growers and scientists to discover the impact global soil practices have on major issues like the environment and food growing.

Now is the time to make a difference, join us, improve your soil and become a citizen scientist!”

Further Details

Shed – free to good home

Now then…

Free to good home (GFAA members only), one attractive wee shed.  Currently sitting on Plot 57.  Must be removed no later than 2 weeks from today. Recently built by a plotter. Lined with insulation and comes with various mod cons.  Construction details unknown. Windows are of perspex, not glass.  Contact Phil on Plot 57 if interested, or reply below.

Mindful Plotting Research

Thanks go to Michael and Marion Malcolm for sharing this contact and proposing this post.  I have just completed the survey and found it entertaining and thought-provoking.

Greetings,

My name is Tereza Martinovska and I am in my final year of Honours Psychology at the University of Glasgow. I am currently collecting responses for my final year project under the supervision of Dr Maxine Swingler.

In my project I investigate the relationship between community gardening, mindfulness, nature connectedness and well-being. The data is collected confidentially and anonymously via an online survey and the project has been approved by the University of Glasgow Ethics Committee. Do you think some of your gardeners would be willing to help me out with this piece of research? I am looking to reach community gardeners specifically and I would be very grateful if you could help me distribute the link to the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/W7M89YR

Would you mind passing the link on? I don’t know whether people are most responsive through a mailing list or on FB but the link can be shared anywhere.

It is mentioned in the Information form but maybe worth mentioning again that the responses are anonymous and that it would be amazing to have complete questionnaires but people are absolutely fine to skip questions that might make them feel uncomfortable. The survey should take abut 25-35 minutes to complete.

If you know of any other groups or individuals who might be interested, please do not hesitate to either send them the link, or if they want to know more information, pass them on to me.

I am hoping that my research will be able to contribute to a better understanding of the role of community gardening in people’s lives, and potentially inform policies supporting development and maintenance of community gardens.

Thank you very much for reading through this lengthy message. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via FB or on university email: 2146784M@student.gla.ac.uk

I wish you all the best!

Tereza Martinovska

Sweet Pea for Remembrance

Dobies have a rather special offer on a present.

It would be very nice to see splashes of these around the site.  Don’t forget, plotters can save 40% when they use our unique GFAA Discount number when ordering.  Pick up your catalogue copy from the Octagon.  Details below.

See also:

Bargain Seeds for GFAA Members

Fence Posts

Thanks go to Arshia on Plot 85 for this post and tip-off.

Recently I  have contacted a gentleman (Doug) – who is selling more than 500  1.8m posts through Gumtree (In Dyce, Aberdeen) with the very attractive price ( 0,75p each). I personally got a few of these posts and I am planning to buy more over the next weekend.  I thought maybe plotters might be interested in this opportunity.
Doug said he can even deliver any (bulk) collective order with his own trailer or you can arrange collection from his place.
This is the link to his advert on Gumtree:
I have the seller’s contact details and can share it with you.  Email me for details arshiakhatir [at] yahoo.com
Arshia

 

Tool Time

We have some new additions to our stock of tools which can be borrowed by any plotter.

These were very kindly donated by Anne, an Aberdeen resident who is soon to move into a new home where she will no longer need them. Anne contacted us via the website.

The tools are now available in the GFAA tool store by the micro plots. Ask any plotter if you need to know access details.   The pots and trays have been left by the bothy for uplift by anyone who can use them.

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