Grow Greener with Garthdee Field Allotments Association

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Bonfire!

It will be bonfire day again very soon. Make sure you don’t miss the big burn. Drop off your unwanted timber and brush this week. No plastics, carpets, netting or the like please – wood only.

Nursery Plot Makeover

Photo Credit: Anne Plot 55

Congratulations and thanks to all volunteers who helped spruce up the Nursery Plot in preparation for the new season ahead. We look forward to hearing the patter of tiny feet and squeals of delight again soon. Apologies to Nick and Jack who missed out on the photo opportunity this time.

One potato, two …

Dear Plotters

As a token of thanks for using the polytunnel last year, One Seed Forward (OSF) is to give Garthdee a 20kg bag of Accord seed potatoes, a First Early all rounder, which will be bagged up into 1kg lots. We will receive these at the start of March, if you would like a bag please get back to me giving your plot number and they will be set aside for you. First 20 responses secure a bag.

One Seed Forward (OSF) are also carrying out a Potato Project, they are trying to record all the varieties of potato being grown in the North East this year. They have managed to get a variety of small packs of seed potatoes that will be given to people to be their Tattie Testers.

If you take a bag of First Early Accord potatoes or take part in the Potato Project it would be very much appreciated if you could give some feedback on how you got on, did you get a good yield, how did they taste? There is more information in the attached flyer about the Potato Project so if it is of interest OSF would love to have the Garthdee Allotmenteers take part.

Best regards
Anne Arthur
Secretary GFAA

TAMS 2021 Dividend

GFAA is a longterm supporter of The Allotment Market Stall (TAMS) and it was a delight to hear that last season we earned our largest ever dividend from the sales of our surpluses.

Thanks go to all the plotters, volunteers and friends of GFAA who helped generate the £495.71 for our funds – and of course to the TAMS’ Team for all their efforts in the community or our behalf.

Coming Soon

Harlaw Planters

Over recent weeks our Volunteer Squad have been building a set of planters for Harlaw Academy’s Parent Council. The planters will be used in an outdoor social area constructed for pupil use. It was a pleasure to drop off the planters this week and meet Mr McLaren (Headteacher).

Photo Credit: Catriona Allan

Thanks go to Catriona Allan, Chair of the Parent Council for facilitating the build so well and of course to the many members of the Volunteer Squad who helped find and deconstruct the pallet materials, and build and paint the planters.

Thanks also go to the NHS Grampian Health Improvement Fund as the build would not have been possible without access to the refurbed Bothy and tools.

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