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

What have we been up to? AGM 2016 Chair Person’s Report

Stromness Community Garden has had another productive year during 2015 to 2016. The main achievement was the completion of the polytunnel in June, providing members with covered growing space. Other achievements include planting additional willows for shelter belt and increasing plot rental and stabilised membership numbers. With the major access project completed last year, including … Continue reading

Get well soon

Here’s an update on progress towards getting the Garden a sustainable water supply. The trustees and fellow members are still looking for help. What can you offer? There’s plenty of work to do. To get contractors in and have a borehole and pump installed is going to cost something like £5–7,000. Kate and Ian will … Continue reading

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

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

Polytunnel and drains

We had a good day on site yesterday with half a dozen folk turning out to help. The polytunnel was marked out exactly with pegs and string. Next stage involves digging out footings for the poles and filling these with concrete. It was great to see the full 19.5m by 6.4m space laid out – … Continue reading

Site work day – 8th March

We are having a site work day this Saturday 8th March 10:00 – 16:00. Please come along for whatever times you can make! The work days will now be held regularly every 2 weeks. We need help: Planting willow cuttings for the shelter belt Setting out the polytunnel Marking out drainage Donations of pre-cut willow … Continue reading