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

One year on, the polytunnel is looking great!

One year on the polytunnel is looking great. We moved in a year ago in June, and all the plots are nearly taken. Most have had a good head start from last year and the plots are looking great. Everything from tomatoes, onions, fancy lettuce, sweet potatoes, climbing beans, vine, fig, courgettes, kale, carrots, leeks, … Continue reading

November 29th workday

The Garden has already weathered a couple of gales this last month but on Sunday November 29th we’re running a workday to get all areas of the site as secure as possible against winter storms. Please come along for whatever time you can between 11am and 2pm. Plotholders You must please take sensible precautions so … Continue reading

June 14th work day

Team effort made for really good progress inside the polytunnel at today’s work day. And we welcomed two new members, recently moved to Stromness, who were happy to muck in too. With plenty of hands on deck, completing the second half of the path edging took just over an hour. Then we moved some boulders … Continue reading

Polytunnel – let’s get growing

Looking into polytunnel from west

The first plotholders have started planting in the polytunnel! Feel free to visit and see what’s growing on inside. Read on if you’d like to join them. Would you like to grow in it too? There are still plenty of plots available so if you’d like one, read the Rent A Plot information or ask … 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

Polytunnel goes under cover

Looking inside half-built polytunnel from west

Quick post to deliver the great news that in much kinder weather than before, the polytunnel skin is now in place. Today’s calm sunshine meant a handful of folk – guided as before by Bob Nelson – were able to get the plastic sheet over the frame in just minutes. In fact some of the … Continue reading

Polytunnel cover (round one)

The weather forecast wasn’t brilliant for Saturday but – with Bob Nelson on hand to lead us through – the Stromness Community Gardeners were hopeful we could tackle getting the plastic skin on the polytunnel. Preparations were complete – trenches, drains, stone chips, posts, woodwork, metalwork, concrete, a few more stone chips. Eventually you just … 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

Polytunnel – you’ve been framed!

Door frame construction The second trench… Door frame post Job done!