This year there will be changes that effect every existing local authority allotment site in Glasgow and determine the future of food growing in the City.
This important report on our Open Forum discussion (held via Zoom on Thu 1st July) describes what those changes are likely to be. It underlines the importance of ensuring that every site contributes to the debate about the way ahead.
It is also important that those on our waiting lists, who want to become plotholders, are aware of the issues at stake in opening up the opportunity for them to do so.
Our thanks to those who came along and contributed to this important discussion. We are setting up a short life working group to carry forward the tasks listed under Next Steps on page 4 of the Report.
The first Zoom meeting will be held on Wednesday 28th July at 7.30pm
If you’d like to join the group please let us know on GAFForum@gmail.com.
Do you think allotment sites should encourage a greater knowledge and experience of the natural environment and food growing in their locality?
Register below to come along and share experiences and ideas about working with community groups. Discuss the why, what and how of contributing to your local community in these ways – particularly in the light of COVID.
Share experiences and practice of opening up sites to the local community, working with educational and therapeutic groups, having Open Days and arranging visits – what are the benefits, and hassles of such activities.
The new Open Forum Meetings on Zoom are intended to give us a chance, as Glasgow plot holders, to have our say about issues that concern us. These meetings are open to all members of GAF (Glasgow plot holders are automatically members of GAF through their Associations).
The starting pistol has sounded and we’re off! Another growing season is underway. As we all reach for the seed sowing kit and seed packets we will all be thinking about getting our hands on quality growing medium to ensure the best chances for our darling seedlings & plants.
We’ll also have a showing of two films about the making of compost and the work that Dalefoot does in peat bog restoration (including Scotland).
Dalefoot have been making composts from Lakeland bracken and sheep wool for over 10 years, increasing the range and versatility of their products.