Gardening For All talk and AGM

It’s time to start thinking seriously about ideas and ambitions for 2016, building on the successes so far. The society’s AGM is coming up on February 21st. Like last year, it will be a Sunday afternoon event in the Stromness Community Centre on Church Road from 3–5pm. In addition to the standard business of the … Continue reading

New people in post – new ideas welcome

Word gets around so you may have heard this already. There have been some changes in the committee of Trustees who lead on organising activities, welcoming new members and helping everyone get the most from the Garden. There’s a new Secretary. Ian Garman has taken up the role (from Kate Thompson beforehand) and is now … Continue reading

Can you help as a Trustee?

Here’s news of a few changes among the Trustees, as well as an invitation if you’d like to nominate someone (including you yourself) to act as Secretary or to join the Garden Society’s Trustees. Correction (October 25th 2015) Some of the information below is wrong. Turns out it’s a good idea if someone who writes … Continue reading

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

Trustees’ meeting May 17th

The Garden trustees opted for a new venue for their latest bi-monthly meeting on May 17th. Wheelbarrows, a fishbox, ladders, timbers and a few chairs too were pressed into service to turn the polytunnel into a temporary meeting room for eight folk. (We’re gardeners, after all, not accountants.) The main discussion points were: How to … Continue reading