Grow Greener with Garthdee Field Allotments Association

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July Community Sunday

This Sunday, 19 July, is our next Community Sunday. It would be great to have a good turnout – there is lots to do for sure. Sorry, but we still can’t serve coffee and cake under the COVID restrictions, but feel free to bring your own and we can have an appropriately-distanced coffee and blether at the end.

Usual arrangements – meet 11.00, work till 12.30, then a coffee and blether in small, distanced, groups we hope.

Good News – TAMS is Back!

Greg Welsh from the Allotment Market Stall team has been in touch to say that they feel that they can now re-start collections of surplus produce from allotment sites. Here’s what he has to say:


Hello there !I hope that everybody is doing well and you have been able to make the best of the recent tough time. On my last visit to the allotment, plots seemed to be looking better than ever.

An open air stall providing fresh local vegetables is especially valuable at this time, and after much uncertainty earlier in the year we are glad now to be able to go ahead with TAMS. I am pleased to tell you that TAMS will be starting up very soon, with the first collection on Thursday 23rd July.

We will have a Friday stall at both Seaton and Duthie Parks and a Saturday stall at Victoria Park – the same as last year.


Thank you, Greg Welsh, Stall Coordinator


GFAA have always been big supporters of TAMS and we hope this will continue this year. Remember, “profits” from sales are returned to GFAA and make a significant contribution to our funds.

Community Sunday June 2020

Stuart

UPDATE: Sorry, today’s COMMUNITY SUNDAY CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER.

You are cordially invited to this month’s Community Sunday (June 21) from 11.00 to 12.30 at Garthdee Field Allotments. With regret there will be no communal coffee and cake session at the close and we will have to observe strict social distancing, while working in small groups, but there is plenty to do safely around the communal areas of the site e.g.

remove bonfire ash and tidy area (nails etc)
weeding South Bank and other boundaries
remove large weeds from wildflower meadow (if any)
pothole filling
orchard tidying (e.g. fruit bushes)
dead heading daffodils
removal of dumped turf
strimming of grass
woodchip management
etc.
Looking forward to seeing all who can make it,

Happy plotting, Stuart

It’s TAMS time again

Collections for The Allotment Market Stall (TAMS) start this Thursday.

TAMS is a wonderful project that sells our surplus produce to the public and so spreads the benefits of allotment working into the wider community while at the same time making a contribution back to our GFAA funds.

Please leave any (saleable) donations you can make into the special trays by the Bothy by noon, Thursdays.

It’s BBQ time!

Saturday 13th July 2019 from 12 noon

Plotters and our volunteers, along with their families and friends, are invited to our Summer Barbecue
at the Community Orchard area of the Garthdee Field Allotments Site

Please bring your preferred BBQ food and drink (and if you can a salad or sweet to share with visitors)

There will be a Raffle with proceeds going to GFAA funds

Donations for the raffle will be gratefully received by
Gill Earle (Plot 64) Stuart Oram (Plot 8) or Norman Coutts (Plot 81)

Offers to loan BBQs would be especially helpful

Please send any queries or offers of help on the day to Gill Earle
g.earl20@btinternet.com / 07951021319

Calling All Plotters!

It’s not too late to enter your plot for the Aberdeen in Bloom Garden Competition 2019. This year’s entry form gives another wee glimpse of the glories of Sandy Inkster’s prize winning garden – as featured in the Beechgrove Garden when Jim McColl visited it.

Luckily, plots don’t have to be to this standard! Entering your plot helps fly the flag for Garthdee Field and shows support for the Council’s efforts to encourage gardening and plotting across the city.

There are a few entry forms available in the Octagon, or you can apply online using this link. Entries close 12 July.

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