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

AGM 2017 – 26th February

The Annual General Meeting of Stromness Community Garden will take place on Sunday 26th February 2017 at 3.30pm in Stromness Community Centre. Business will include election of office bearers, reports on the past years activities and a short presentation on potential future plans.

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

Autumn workdays

The Garden Trustees held a regular meeting yesterday – more news on that separately here on the blog soon. One topic of discussion was a list of tasks for upcoming workdays. We’ve got a range of jobs in mind: tree planting, plot preparation, building compost bins, checking the site for things that might blow away. … Continue reading

Can you help as a Trustee?

Here’s news of a few changes among the Trustees, as well as an invitation if you’d like to nominate someone (including you yourself) to act as Secretary or to join the Garden Society’s Trustees. Correction (October 25th 2015) Some of the information below is wrong. Turns out it’s a good idea if someone who writes … Continue reading

Trustees’ meeting May 17th

The Garden trustees opted for a new venue for their latest bi-monthly meeting on May 17th. Wheelbarrows, a fishbox, ladders, timbers and a few chairs too were pressed into service to turn the polytunnel into a temporary meeting room for eight folk. (We’re gardeners, after all, not accountants.) The main discussion points were: How to … 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

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

Willow planting and stone dyking Sun 7th Dec

There will be willow planting and stone dyking at the community garden: . Sunday 7th December 11am – 2pm This will be the last work day for 2014.  . All welcome! Come along for whatever you can manage. Thanks to everyone for all their hard work to make 2014 such a successful year! It’s hard … Continue reading