Community Garden Workday Sunday 26 August

The next Community Garden workday will be Sunday 26 August, someone will be at the site from 10.30am onwards and we’ll continue as long as people wish. The day is open to all, plot holders, members and anyone who wishes to come and lend a hand. As ever there’s lots of things that need done, … Continue reading

What a Summer so far…

Since my blog in mid-April, the weather, as no doubt you will have noticed, has been pretty exceptional! It’s not often that weeks of sunshine and warm weather are strung together, not least in Orkney. It’s been a great opportunity to spend some real time at the Garden, not just making sure that things are … Continue reading

Work Day & Fine Weather

Last weekend we experienced the first really warm weather of the year and it was great to see the community garden coming back to life after a long and cold winter. A number of folk were about preparing their plots for growing and I know some planting is well underway. Let’s hope the warm weather … Continue reading

Brinkie’s Brae path restored

Congratulations to our neighbours Grieveship Residents Association for the restoration of an old path up Brinkie’s Brae from the side of the Marwick Playing Fields, located behind the Grieveship estate. The path had become unusable due to large amounts of surface water from numerous springs and blocked drains. With some funding the residents made a … 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

New people in post – new ideas welcome

Word gets around so you may have heard this already. There have been some changes in the committee of Trustees who lead on organising activities, welcoming new members and helping everyone get the most from the Garden. There’s a new Secretary. Ian Garman has taken up the role (from Kate Thompson beforehand) and is now … 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

Making the most of the good days