Stromness Shopping Week 2016 stall

Stromness Community Garden held a stall at Shopping Week last weekend selling produce from the garden and secondhand books. Ian and Andrew are pictured here setting up behind the pier head buildings. The rain held off and we had a lot of interest in the stall and the community garden. Pretty much all the vegetables … Continue reading

One year on, the polytunnel is looking great!

One year on the polytunnel is looking great. We moved in a year ago in June, and all the plots are nearly taken. Most have had a good head start from last year and the plots are looking great. Everything from tomatoes, onions, fancy lettuce, sweet potatoes, climbing beans, vine, fig, courgettes, kale, carrots, leeks, … 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

Polytunnel – let’s get growing

Looking into polytunnel from west

The first plotholders have started planting in the polytunnel! Feel free to visit and see what’s growing on inside. Read on if you’d like to join them. Would you like to grow in it too? There are still plenty of plots available so if you’d like one, read the Rent A Plot information or ask … Continue reading

Work day Sunday 29th March 10am – 2pm

Spring is in the air and we are holding our first work day of the year this Sunday. Sunday 29th March 10am – 2pm Come along to the Brownstown Road site anytime between 10 and 2 to see the garden and lend a hand with preparing the polytunnel frame for covering. Next work day after that 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

Polytunnel – you’ve been framed!

Door frame construction The second trench… Door frame post Job done!

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….

Polytunnel frame advances

Last weekend saw steady progress with the polytunnel frame – the irrigation cross pieces and braces were fitted, ridge pole trimmed and door frame measured out – it’s looking great! It’s good to finally figure out what all those boxes of bits and bobs are for! One trench with nice straight sides was also dug … Continue reading

Polytunnel frame well under way

Over 10 folk helped out today in getting the polytunnel frame well under way. The main frame hoops, triangulation and ridge piece are in place. It looks fantastic and pretty big! It took us a while to get our heads around all the various poles and fixings, but the main part of the frame is … Continue reading