Garthdee Allotments

Grow Greener with Garthdee Field Allotments Association

Congratulations!

GFAA were delighted to receive this email from Steven Shaw of Aberdeen City Council.


We had some great news yesterday from the Beautiful Scotland Awards. We’re winners!

I’m chuffed to bits for everyone involved in our campaign. Thank you for all your help and support. Your film showcasing your group worked a treat and our success is very much yours to enjoy too. You can be very proud of helping the city achieve these awards.

Gold Medal for the city but more significantly we also won the Wright Award for Sustainability. This is for our work on wetlands, woodlands and wildlife. This is great news and does show we are on the right track with our more natural approach to the management of some of our green spaces.

Thank you again for all the help you give to our campaign. It means so much to the team and I to have your continued support. We’ve obviously had s a demanding and challenging 18 months so this is lovely recognition for everyone’s hard work.

I’m looking forward to working with you further and enjoying more success in 2022.

Thank you

Steven


Super Success

It turns out that even Superman needs to concentrate while Precision Keep Chucking!

The GFAA Committee want to say a big thank you to all plotters, volunteers and friends of GFAA who helped make our first Open Day within the Aberdeen Garden Festival such a success. Thanks for giving that most precious of resources – your time and efforts.

It’s not to late to order! See the Sales Page of the Website.

A special mention goes to Peter (Plot 29) for designing and staffing the inspiring NEEP Chucking activity, Irene for taking the free tearoom to a whole new level and to Ron for the success of the Planter Sales Stall. We bagged quite a nice wee bonus for our GFAA funds and item buyers were delighted with their purchases.

Hopefully, next year’s Festival Open Day will be even bigger and better.

Sketchers come calling

It was a great pleasure to have the local Sketchers’ group on site yesterday. Such wonderful talents!

Missing Pendant

Jim (Plot 65B) has been in touch with this distressing message:


My wife Lorraine and myself were at our allotment 65B on Sunday the 25th of July and she realised later that her her pendant was missing – it’s a gold shaped L with sentimental value. It is really small and we looked in our allotment and the top car park but could not see it.

If any one happens to find it and hands it in can you please let us know.


Please be on the lookout around the site.

Stuart
Stuart

On the move … again!

The Volunteer Squad were called to action today to help Raymond move to his new plot. Raymond started with the Safety Briefing and Risk Assessment: Basically: don’t drop the blooming shed!

Now boys – I want you to take care
Off to a slightly shaky start: She’s listing a bit to port
Full steam ahead: Getting into our stride
Safely in her new berth: Mission accomplished

Eye Eye, who’s this?

Thanks to Paul (Plot 34) and Phil (Plot 35) for passing on these photos.

Photo Credit: Paul Plot 34

The story appears to be that the Sparrow-hawk was taking stock of its new surroundings after snacking on an unsuspecting Blackbird. Phil reports he was a very messy eater and not too bothered to tidy up afterwards either.

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