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

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

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

Cooperative Membership Community Fund success!

Great News! We have been awarded £559 from the Cooperative Membership Community Fund! This will be used for running costs, such as insurance and accountants fees, to help us on our way to being financially sustainable. This will stand us in really good stead for the coming year in our quest to provide sustainable growing … Continue reading

Awards for All grant application success!

Great news! We have been successful in our application to Awards for All Scotland for £9606 to fund access to the community garden. This includes the construction of a road entrance from Brownstown Road and an area of hardstanding inside the field (a condition of our planning permission), and internal paths. This is the funding … Continue reading

Funding boost from Stromness Community Council

Stromness Community Council have given their backing to the project and agreed to provide funding for materials to erect a stock proof fence to divide the field at Brownstown Road.  A gate  will also be installed to provide access to the adjacent Marwick Playing Fields (community owned land). This is a great help in setting … Continue reading