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,┬áplots and the polytunnel. Plots are still available (10 are currently let), see here for how to rent one. Polytunnel plots coming soon….

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

Foundations in place

Great progress was made on Saturday for the work day (3rd May). The concrete lorry arrived just after 9am and tipped the load onto some plastic. Then the race was on to set the ground stays for the polytunnel. We hired a motorised wheelbarrow which helped move the concrete across the field to the site. … Continue reading

New shed arrives

The new shed arrived today! This was from our original set up funding from OHAL. Now we can assemble all of our equipment onsite and prepare for setting up.  

Preparing for the new shed

Andrew, Mary and Dan were out at the site this morning preparing a level area for the new shed. All going well this will be delivered next week. We can then get everything on site ready for the next few months and the set up tasks ahead.