Join our working group: define the relationship between allotment sites and Glasgow City Council

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

Open Zoom Discussion – Thursday 6 May 7-8pm

People at an open day

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).

Members are welcome to email us on or to contact us through our website at to put forward topics they would like to see discussed.

Peat-free compost webinar with Dalefoot

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.

Join us for a Q&A session with Dalefoot founder Jane Barker Thursday 8th April 7pm.

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.

Thu 8
Peat-free Compost Webinar with DalefootRegister here and we’ll send you the Zoom link!

GAF has also arranged a consignment of peat-free Dalefoot composts at an excellent price, which can be purchased through the GAF Web Shop.

Action for New Allotments Meeting 2 – Thu 19 Nov 19:30 (online)

Interested in joining a group who can help work with Glasgow City Council to help identify new land for allotments?

The webinar on Thu 19 November is a chance for anyone who’d like an allotment to meet up, think about how to respond to last month’s meeting with representatives of the council, and decide what productive action to take next.

The meeting will take place on Zoom.

Register here so we know many to expect!