Grow Greener with Garthdee Field Allotments Association

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All TAMS supporters are invited to their annual celebration of success and BBQ. See details in the poster.

New Arrival

We took delivery of our Wheelchair-friendly Picnic Table this Tuesday.

We weren’t expecting it to come flat-packed and the team’s first attempt to assemble it lead to consternation amongst the volunteers and cries of, “Should have gone to IKEA.”

Not quite what we expected

However, the team soon rose to the occasion and had it all sorted out.

All’s well that ends well

The table and bench set is entirely made from recycled plastics and is designed to facilitate use by two wheelchair users and and group of six. It will certainly be a great community asset for many years to come.

Community Sunday Thanks

It was a great pleasure to see so many old and new faces at our first Community Sunday in a while. Thanks to everyone who managed to come along.

Aberdeen Family Wellbeing Service

Friday 22nd July was a special day at Garthdee Field when we hosted a visit from Katie Reekie of the Aberdeen Family Wellbeing Service and two families from her group along with support from Lucy at Community Food Initiative North East (CFINE).

Katie has started a new role as a Project Worker with Children 1st which is the working name of the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (RSPCC). and is developing a community gardening project based in Balgownie.

The project will support children and families to grow their own fruit and vegetables as well as providing opportunities to engage in creative activities to make the garden a welcoming space for everyone.

Accompanied by Anne and Jordi from our Volunteer Group, the families explored our site tasting some summer fruits, visiting the wildlife pond and the polytunnel. At the end of the site tour soft drinks and snacks were supplied by Katie and the young children had a good run-about on the grass playing “Tig” with any willing adults! (There was no escape!)

With paper and coloured pens the children drew pictures of their visit while Katie held a short focus group noting the thoughts and views of the parents.

It really was a good fun session.


Tool time

Tuesday’s group set to on our volunteers’ tools and the tool store to great effect. Thanks to all who helped and apologies to those who missed getting their photos taken this time.

Photo Credit: Anne Arthur

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.

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