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Our Orchard Brae Project

Orchard Brae is a new school and nursery in Aberdeen, designed especially for pupils with additional support needs.

A number of weeks ago we were approached, asking if we could perhaps help with the development of their Nursery School garden.

Today we got a squad in place to make a start.  The re-seeding of the grassy areas in the playground was identified as a priority.

We had a good day, in great company, but in the heat, it was pretty hard going. We are going to have to make at least one return visit.  If you could spare a couple of hours to help out over the next few weeks, please see Stuart or me.

Thanks to Mike and Gordon, and especially Ron, who came along at short notice to lend a hand.

RGU Occupational Therapists Visit

It was a pleasure to welcome Elaine and her group of First Year RGU Occupational Therapy students on their visit with us today.

The purpose of the visit was to explore together ways in which the students could create outdoor and gardening experiences to benefit their clients.  In the first instance, these activities will centre on the Polytunnel and the raised beds.

Unfortunately, the weather did not exactly play ball, but the enthusiasm of the students more than made up for the cold and wet conditions.

Thanks also go to our volunteers, Gordon and Mike, who braved the weather to lend their support throughout the day.  We are very lucky to have them on board.

We look forward to many more RGU student visits and new, joint projects with faculty members in the future. It’s a great pleasure to see our involvement with RGU bear fruit and become even more productive.

Finger Licking’ Good

Daisy Domeracki checks out Gordon, our Volunteer and gives him the seal of approval.

The carpenters cometh…

Big thanks today to our volunteers, Anja and Gordon for their time and efforts on the carpentry front.  Great job guys!

Getting digging at last

The Volunteer Squad were delighted to be able to get some digging done today when finally the ground frost relented and let us get our spades into action. It was great too to welcome Graham from Plot S1 to his first session with us.

Quatermass and the Pit

We are conducting an urgent review of our Health and Safety procedures after a near disaster for one of our volunteer squad on a plot yesterday.

Photo Credit: Mike Paterson

We had hoped and intended to bury the blooming ejit who asked us to take on this job, but poor Gordon nearly paid the ultimate price.  Luckily, knowing his importance to the squad, the rest of the lads rushed to his aid – just in time.

Remember, you can’t be too careful out there and you never know when a trip or a slip may come your way.


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