I am delighted to tell you that someone new is taking over our website. Scott Ramsay from Sir John Maxwell has volunteered to run the site from now on. Hurray! I was always a reluctant blogger - although I was quite pleased with myself when I learned how to do the basics AND surprised at … Continue reading A Handover, the Annual Reports and the draft AGM minutes for 2019
Apologies for the absence of posts over the last few weeks and herewith a quick catch-up: The Celebration this year went off well – everyone who came seemed to enjoy themselves. It was a pleasure giving out the various awards. People enjoyed listening to Plotholders’ Question time, especially accompanied by sitting down to tea and … Continue reading Apologies for Absence, November AGM and Veg of the Month.
For those of you attending Saturday's workshop on Governance the main thing for the meeting is to be familiar with your own constitution, rules and regulations etc. and what your plotholders and committee experience/feel about issues of maintenance, communication, conflict resolution and support with regard to both the committee’s functioning and the relationship with Glasgow … Continue reading Saturday’s Workshop on Governance Update
Celebration of Allotments: Plotholders' Question Time. Send in your questions for Plotholders' Question Time on the afternoon of September 28th at St Margaret's Episcopal Church. Just drop us an email giving the name of your allotment site and your question. The programme for the afternoon is: 2.0 … Continue reading Asking Your Plotholding Questions & the Celebration Programme, Themes for the Governance Workshop and the Food Strategy.
Low Tech Rainwater Harvesting (while we're having this summer of downpours!!) When we got our plot we inherited a rainwater collection system behind our shed which gives us four large barrels of water to draw from. It's a very simple syphoning system which has worked really well for us over the ten years we've had … Continue reading Low Tech Rainwater Harvesting, New Working Group on Site Governance and September’s Minutes
The harvest is in full swing on the plot which means it’s also a busy time in the kitchen. If you are jamming, bottling, pickling and baking over the next few weeks please spare a thought for bringing a sample or two of your harvest to the Celebration of Glasgow Allotments on Saturday 28thSeptember (details … Continue reading Jamming, Bottling, Pickling and Baking, Sept 5th : Roots to Market – future of food growing in Glasgow and the business agenda.
Just a quick note to say the list of Allotments Open Days has been updated on the Events Page - there's a new entry from Berridale Allotments who are holding their Annual Show on September 7th. In addition Alister Smith from Croftburn has sent us a reading list that their committee gives out to new plotholders (also … Continue reading Open days and a reading list