On Thursday, Dawn and I joined Stuart at this event, hosted by Aberdeen City Council. The aim was to give local growing groups the opportunity to met informally and share information and ideas in support of Aberdeen’s entry into Britain in Bloom this year and other, It’s Your Neighbourhood initiatives.
About a dozen groups were represented including allotment associations, friends of local parks, ranger services, the allotment market stall project, horticultural societies, Britain in Bloom community groups and environmental organisations.
All agreed it was a very useful way of finding out what others were doing and tapping into possible funding streams and related opportunities.
Many of the organisations present brought poster presentations of their aims and work with them. It is clear GFAA is missing a trick in this regard. The committee would be very pleased to hear from any members with ideas of how we might go about creating such a display and presentation.