Work Weekend Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October

We are holding a work weekend to undertake some tasks in the garden: 28 and 29th October 11am to 4pm (or what ever you can mange!) We have had another good summer up at the community garden and are looking ahead to the next season.  While there is plenty of water around the site we … Continue reading

Work days in May

Quick post to say that there’s a work day at the Brownstown Road site on Sunday May 1st. The weather forecast suggests it’ll improve late morning, so folk will be there from 11am to tackle some jobs indoors and out. If you are the first to arrive, you might like to check the to-do list on the white … Continue reading

First workday for 2016 on 20th March

Our first workday of the year will be: Sunday 20th March 11am-2pm We’ll plant some willow and have a general tidy up in the garden. Hope to see you there! Cheers, Dan

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

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

Wet and dry progress in July

Two workdays this month mean the Garden has now gained an actual pond (not just huge squelchy puddles) in the boggy area near the northern fence line. It’s officially a wildlife pond too, as a toad hopped in even while we were still digging. Hopefully plenty more plants and creatures will adopt it. There are … Continue reading

Work day this Sunday 26th July

There is a work day this Sunday, July 26th, at the Community Garden – any time that you can make between 11am and 2pm. There’s a variety of tasks to join in with. Not all count as heavy lifting. The weather forecast looks dry and conditions may even call for sunblock. (Your ginger blog author … 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 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