Work Weekend Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October

We are holding a work weekend to undertake some tasks in the garden: 28 and 29th October 11am to 4pm (or what ever you can mange!) We have had another good summer up at the community garden and are looking ahead to the next season.  While there is plenty of water around the site we … Continue reading

Review of 2016-17 at the community garden

Stromness Community Garden (SCIO) held a successful AGM this afternoon at the community centre. 13 people attended and a new board of trustees was elected for the coming year. AGM business was followed by a productive discussion about the proposed Land Fund Stage 1 application. Chair Person’s Report: It is easy to forget that last … Continue reading

Christmas Fair stall and the pumpkin

Our stall at the Stromness Primary School Christmas Fair (11th Nov) raised £53 for the community garden! Books, cakes, willow and bulbs were sold and the pumpkin made another appearance. Lots of folk enjoyed guessing the pumpkin’s weight …. some even compared with with small children! Thanks to those who took part, and congratulations to … Continue reading

Making a difference in Birsay

The Birsay Gardening Mission has been successfully completed! A crack team of five Trustees and members – plus child labour too, care of Lucie – ventured to Birsay despite a wintry weather forecast for Saturday April 23rd. We relaid some carpet paths and made quite a difference to the veg patch and flower beds that … Continue reading

Birsay gardening mission

Would you like to help an elderly local man keep his delightful garden tidy – and raise some money for the Stromness Community Garden? Dan Lee and I have been chatting with a gentleman called Bertie in Birsay Village who has offered to donate to our group, if we can help him to keep his garden manageable by … Continue reading

What have we been up to? AGM 2016 Chair Person’s Report

Stromness Community Garden has had another productive year during 2015 to 2016. The main achievement was the completion of the polytunnel in June, providing members with covered growing space. Other achievements include planting additional willows for shelter belt and increasing plot rental and stabilised membership numbers. With the major access project completed last year, including … Continue reading

Work day this Sunday 26th July

There is a work day this Sunday, July 26th, at the Community Garden – any time that you can make between 11am and 2pm. There’s a variety of tasks to join in with. Not all count as heavy lifting. The weather forecast looks dry and conditions may even call for sunblock. (Your ginger blog author … Continue reading

Work day Sunday 29th March 10am – 2pm

Spring is in the air and we are holding our first work day of the year this Sunday. Sunday 29th March 10am – 2pm Come along to the Brownstown Road site anytime between 10 and 2 to see the garden and lend a hand with preparing the polytunnel frame for covering. Next work day after that will … Continue reading

AGM 2015 and Chair’s report

We had a good AGM last Sunday with 18 folk turning out at the Community Centre to hear an update on the site by Chair Dan Lee. The Board of Trustees was re-elected with three new volunteers (9 in total). We then had a great talk from Bob Nelson (the gardener formerly known as Birsay … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading