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

Work day (7th), meeting (8th) and photo catch up!

There are a couple of dates coming up for the Community Garden.  . Our next workday is this Sunday (7th September) when we hope to finish off the paths and make progress on erecting the polytunnel frame; we could do with a good turnout for this so please come along for whatever time you can … Continue reading

Work day Sunday 24th August

Our next work day will be at our Brownstown Road site on Sunday (24th) from 10am to 2pm.  Please come along for whatever time you can spare to help out with finishing off the paths and moving ahead with erecting the polytunnel.  We also hope to do some soil testing.

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

Work day this Saturday 12th July

There is a work day this coming Saturday 10 am – 2pm. We are continuing building the new raised paths across the site please come along to lend a hand – we need your help for what ever time you can manage. See how we got on last week here. The aim for Saturday is … 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

Paths, flowers and a visit from Kirkwall Youth Cafe

The work day last Saturday was helped with a visit from members of the Kirkwall Youth Café. Turf was laid around the edge of the hardstanding to neaten this up and blend it in with the surrounding ground. The main path was laid out from the shed to the gate and polytunnel area. This is … Continue reading

Work day this Saturday 31st May

There is a workday this Saturday at the community garden 10:00-14:00. We will be finishing off the ecopaving surface of the car park and looking at the polytunnel frame. There are also some willows to plant. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Please do come along to see the site, have a chat or lend a hand … Continue reading