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

Tabletop sale fundraiser

Our stall at the Christmas tabletop sale at Stromness Town Hall last Saturday raised £63! Thanks to those who bought raffle tickets, books, herbs, bulbs and the amazing woven willow. The ‘guess the weight of the pumpkin’ (grown by Kate in the polytunnel) was a hit!

Stromness Shopping Week 2016 stall

Stromness Community Garden held a stall at Shopping Week last weekend selling produce from the garden and secondhand books. Ian and Andrew are pictured here setting up behind the pier head buildings. The rain held off and we had a lot of interest in the stall and the community garden. Pretty much all the vegetables … Continue reading

Blue Door success

Our week at the Blue Door charity shop in Kirkwall raised a fantastic amount of money: £3,050. That will make an enormous difference to what we can do in the Garden, so thank you to everyone who helped out. That includes the people who originally got us on the waiting list back in about 2013/2014, all … 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

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

Get well soon

Here’s an update on progress towards getting the Garden a sustainable water supply. The trustees and fellow members are still looking for help. What can you offer? There’s plenty of work to do. To get contractors in and have a borehole and pump installed is going to cost something like £5–7,000. Kate and Ian will … 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 …