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

Wet and dry progress in July

Two workdays this month mean the Garden has now gained an actual pond (not just huge squelchy puddles) in the boggy area near the northern fence line. It’s officially a wildlife pond too, as a toad hopped in even while we were still digging. Hopefully plenty more plants and creatures will adopt it. There are … 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

Willow planting and stone dyking Sun 7th Dec

There will be willow planting and stone dyking at the community garden: . Sunday 7th December 11am – 2pm This will be the last work day for 2014.¬† . All welcome! Come along for whatever you can manage. Thanks to everyone for all their hard work to make 2014 such a successful year! It’s hard … Continue reading

Bulb & willow planting – Sat 22nd 10am – 2pm

Join us this Saturday 22nd November for bulb planting in partnership with Grieveship Residents Association (GRA). GRA have bought some bulbs and the plan is to plant them around the Marwick Playing Field playpark and around the Community Garden entrances and car park. A combined splash of colour for the Spring! This will be followed … 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….

Site work day today – 19th April

Come and join us today for a site work day! It’s a lovely day, you know you want to! Tasks: polytunnel footings, checking polytunnel parts, willow planting    

Polytunnel and planting

We had a good day last weekend (5th) digging the foundation holes for the polytunnel and planting trees. Early fog cleared and the sun cam out! You can really visualise the size of the polytunnel now. The next stage is to complete the foundation hole digging and pour concrete in the holes to secure the … Continue reading

Work day Sat 5th April. Also, plots available!

There is a work day this Saturday 5th April 10 am – 4 pm at the community garden on Brownstown Road. It would be great if you could join us for whatever you can manage. Tasks: digging polytunnel foundation holes, willow planting We need: Hessian backed carpet for willow planting – please check your shed … Continue reading