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

Opening for new Brinkie’s Brae path

The new path up Brinkie’s Brae from Grieveship was officially opened last weekend. Everyone enjoyed some mince pies and mulled wine before testing our the path. You can reach the path from the top of Grieveship Road, from Back Road. Do swing by the community garden through the gate at the top of the Marwick … Continue reading

Please help our Blue Door week, May 16-21

The Garden has a week in the Blue Door charity shop (in Victoria Street, Kirkwall) later this month. Our week lasts six days, from Monday May 16th to Saturday May 21st. To get the most out of this superb fundraising opportunity, we would like to ask for your spare stuff and your spare time. First off, we … 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

Gardening For All talk and AGM

It’s time to start thinking seriously about ideas and ambitions for 2016, building on the successes so far. The society’s AGM is coming up on February 21st. Like last year, it will be a Sunday afternoon event in the Stromness Community Centre on Church Road from 3–5pm. In addition to the standard business of the … Continue reading

Burray & South Ronaldsay Garden Club visit

Six members of the Burray & South Ronaldsay Garden Club came through to Stromness on May 30th to visit the Community Garden. Two of the Stromness trustees (Kate and Ian) gave them a tour, explained some of the history and talked about what’s planned. Our turf windbreaks caught their eyes, as did the first of … Continue reading

Book sale fundraiser success!

We raised £60 with a book sale today at the Orkney Zero Waste Spring fair at King St Halls, Kirkwall. Thanks to all who donated books and helped out on the stall. Thanks to Orkney Zero Waste for giving us the table free! We hope to hold one in Stromness soon …  

Map Orkney Month mapping workshop at Stromness Community Garden, Sunday 15th

There will be a Map Orkney Month mapping workshop at Stromness Community Garden this Sunday. Come along and learn how to map the garden using various GPS devices (hand held, differential). The aim is to create an accurate map of the garden and share mapping skills.  . Sunday 15th 2-4pm (free, no booking necessary)  . … Continue reading

AGM Sunday 22nd February, Stromness Community Centre 2pm

Our AGM is on Sunday 22nd February at the Community Centre, starting at 2pm. As well as reviewing the highlights of the year past we will be looking forward to the growing season to come and drawing inspiration from our guest speaker, Bob Nelson.  There will be refreshments and plenty of chance for chat with … 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