Opening for new Brinkie’s Brae path

The new path up Brinkie’s Brae from Grieveship was officially opened last weekend. Everyone enjoyed some mince pies and mulled wine before testing our the path. You can reach the path from the top of Grieveship Road, from Back Road. Do swing by the community garden through the gate at the top of the Marwick … Continue reading

Brinkie’s Brae path restored

Congratulations to our neighbours Grieveship Residents Association for the restoration of an old path up Brinkie’s Brae from the side of the Marwick Playing Fields, located behind the Grieveship estate. The path had become unusable due to large amounts of surface water from numerous springs and blocked drains. With some funding the residents made a … 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

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

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….

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