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

Polytunnel – you’ve been framed!

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

New site plan

Check out an updated site plan for the community garden here. It shows the new paths, plots and the polytunnel. Plots are still available (10 are currently let), see here for how to rent one. Polytunnel plots coming soon….

Polytunnel frame advances

Last weekend saw steady progress with the polytunnel frame – the irrigation cross pieces and braces were fitted, ridge pole trimmed and door frame measured out – it’s looking great! It’s good to finally figure out what all those boxes of bits and bobs are for! One trench with nice straight sides was also dug … Continue reading

Polytunnel frame well under way

Over 10 folk helped out today in getting the polytunnel frame well under way. The main frame hoops, triangulation and ridge piece are in place. It looks fantastic and pretty big! It took us a while to get our heads around all the various poles and fixings, but the main part of the frame is … Continue reading

Paths near completion! Next work day Sun 10th August

We had a productive work day last Saturday. Field drains were laid below the path and geotextile and stone chips were laid. A culvert was built from concrete blocks and slabs for the main ditch. It’s all very dry now but this area was ankle deep in surface water in the spring! The path now nearly … Continue reading

Work day this Saturday 26th July

We have a work day this Saturday 10am to 2pm to try and finish off the path construction. We made a great start two weeks ago. Click here to see how we got on.   We need your help so do come along for whatever you can manage. I know it’s Shopping Week, but what … Continue reading

Path half way there

The main curving path is half built! Rapid progress was made last Saturday on the construction of the main path. Following the delivery of a rather daunting 16T pile of stone chips, we soon set about shovelling and barrowing half of it into the new path. The path is just bthe job and looks great … Continue reading

Paths taking shape …

…. curvy shapes that is! Construction of the main access path between the shed and polytunnel / Marwick Playing Fields gate got well underway at the last work day. The materials and route were laid out previously, and the first section was set out, so work carried on apace towards the lower gate. Not in … Continue reading

Work day sat 28th June (tomorrow!)

There is a work day tomorrow – 10th June We need a bit of a final push to get the paths done on the site over the next few weeks to spend the last bit of the lottery grant.   We now have all the materials including a large roll of geotextile and the path is marked out … Continue reading