Grow Greener with Garthdee Field Allotments Association

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Sandy Inkster

Thanks go to Val (Plot 23) for suggesting this post and providing the text and photos.

On a beautiful day in late June, the family of the late Sandy Inkster gathered at Garthdee Community Allotment site to see the bench that has been placed there to commemorate his very long-standing association with the site. Sandy is very missed by those at Garthdee allotments who benefitted from his vast knowledge about plants and his insights and experience gained from a lifetime of growing in Scotland and abroad which he was happy to share with us all. We all knew where to go if we had a problem or a puzzle about what we were growing. Sandy always had the answer and was always encouraging about our efforts.

Photo Credit: Heather McLennan Plot 36A

Sandy’s family: Jo his wife, his three daughters and sons in law, his grandchildren and great grandchildren, wish to thank the many people who contributed to this tribute to a much loved and respected gardener.

Upcoming Climate Week

Sonya on Plot 97b suggested this post. Thanks Sonya.

Aberdeen City Council is organising a series of lunchtime talks in Marischal College as part of Climate Week North East. Further details are available on their website.

What an effort!

We had a wonderful turnout for our Community Sunday activities today. In fact, with well over twenty plotters and volunteers there, this was our biggest ever February Community Sunday. What a start to the year!

Tuck in time!

With so many willing hands available we got a wonderful amount of work done around the site – weeding, pruning, bonfire prep, pothole filling, litter collection and much, much more. A huge thank you goes to all who found the time to come along and to all who contributed to a magnificent coffee and cake spread.

There was no room at the inn for the old lag’s club.

Today’s Terrific Turnout

A big thank you goes to all of our plotters who found the time to turn out for our last Community Sunday of 2018.  It was super to see 24 on site with a combination of new faces and old lags.

With so many willing hands we got through a mountain of seasonal tasks, including a wonderful tidy up of the Primary Plot and raised beds, South Bank planting, lots of leaf gathering and pothole filling.

Of course, you can’t have a Community Sunday without a resident comedian:  this time thanks go to Ron (Plot 65A).

I think we can say, a good time was had by all.  Thanks again, everyone.  (With apologies to Peter, Jacqui, Helen, Stan, Angela, Gavin, Trish, Norman and Mary who somehow missed out on getting their photos taken. Thanks too, to all of the magnificent bakers for a brilliant spread at Coffee and Cake time.

General Meeting Follow Ups

A full report of our recent General Meeting will be along soon, but these bits of information were requested ASAP, so here they are.

The James Hutton Institute offers a soil testing service via Hutton Soils (thanks to Bruce Plot 79 for this tip).

The slides from Fiona Swapp’s fascinating talk are available on her blog.

Community Sunday November 2018

We are hoping for a bumper turnout this coming Sunday for our last Community Sunday of the year.  It will be a chance to meet our new plotters and volunteers, celebrate a season full of successes and prepare our site for the winter ahead.

Please come along and give us an hour or so of your time if you can.

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