Grow Greener with Garthdee Field Allotments Association

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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.

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.

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.

Say hello to Ruth

Ruth is a First Year student of General Agriculture with SRUC out at Craibstone. Today was her first visit to Garthdee Field, but she will be a frequent visitor in future we hope, coming to help Gill (Plot 64) on her allotment.

I am sure we all want to welcome Ruth to GFAA and hope that she enjoys her time with us.

Move on over Pickfords

The Sunday Volunteer Squad and helpers demonstrate just how professional we are. No sheds were damaged (much) in the making of this video.

Photos and Video Credits: Jordi (Volunteer)

Super Success

It turns out that even Superman needs to concentrate while Precision Keep Chucking!

The GFAA Committee want to say a big thank you to all plotters, volunteers and friends of GFAA who helped make our first Open Day within the Aberdeen Garden Festival such a success. Thanks for giving that most precious of resources – your time and efforts.

It’s not to late to order! See the Sales Page of the Website.

A special mention goes to Peter (Plot 29) for designing and staffing the inspiring NEEP Chucking activity, Irene for taking the free tearoom to a whole new level and to Ron for the success of the Planter Sales Stall. We bagged quite a nice wee bonus for our GFAA funds and item buyers were delighted with their purchases.

Hopefully, next year’s Festival Open Day will be even bigger and better.

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