Stromness Community Garden: 1 year on site

One year (and a bit) on site (Sept 2013- Dec 2014), let’s celebrate our achievements so far. Time has flown by, but we have done a lot:

  • 38 Household members
  • 13 Plots let (over 400m sq area)
  • 100+ on email list
  • Entrance and car park built
  • Shed in place with a concrete base
  • Paths built to centre of the site
  • Ecopaving laid on car park
  • Awards for All grant completed
  • Regular work days every 2 weeks all year
  • Polytunnel frame erected
  • Large heap of dung donated (sorry no picture!)
  • Shelter belt well underway (7″ growth in places)
  • Areas of wild flowers identified and roped off
  • Fundraiser evening with guest speaker George Anderson
  • Drainage ditch dug
  • Bulbs planted with Grieveship residents (see below)

Thanks to all who have helped out, shoveled tonnes of stone chips, become members, worked plots, donated materials (Jewsons, Tommy Russell, Barbara Merriman) and made the community garden such a success! Special thanks to the Trustees who have put in lots of work behind the scenes to make things happen.

For those who haven’t got involved …. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please join or come along for a work day.

Thanks also to our funders: Awards for All, Cooperative Community Fund, Stromness Community Council, Craig Myle Community.

We are nearly in a position where we are financially sustainable, we have the polytunnel to look forward too and things look rosy for 2015.

If you want to become a member to support the community garden (only £5 per year) you can download a membership form here. If you want a plot you can find a separate application form here.

And remember to save your stamps for our stamp appeal fundraiser!

Happy New Year!

View from Brinkies Brae to the garden.

Stromness Community Garden with the Kame of Hoy on the horizon

Bulb planting

Bulb planters!