Looking Forward to the New Season : Potato Day and the GAF Calendar.

Glasgow Potato Day : Everyone is Welcome and Entry is Free

With its vibrant atmosphere, Glasgow Potato Day has become the event to get gardeners excited at the prospect of a new growing season. Potato Day is organised by Glasgow Allotments Forum (GAF) for gardeners across the city and beyond

GAF welcomes the participation of groups such as Glasgow Local Food Network and Urban Roots who will run the ‘Seed Swap Table’ and workshops. We offer activities to engage young gardeners which include mask and puppet making with The Glasgow Mask & Puppet Theatre and face painting by ‘Fab Faces’.

How it Works

The concept of Potato Day is simple – armed with a list, a pencil & some bags, choose as little as just one tuber of any number of the 50 or more varieties of the certified seed potatoes on offer – remember to label each variety – or you can buy larger bags of a single variety.

Our own in-house ‘experts’ will be on hand to assist and give advice. The subject of Scotland’s favourite veg leads to excited discussion about the best for flavour, mash, boiling and blight resistance!

In addition to the seed potatoes, there are sundries such as potato planter bags and fertilisers, onion and shallot sets and seed garlic for planting. We stock a wide range of vegetable, herb and flower seeds from Kings Seeds. Other stalls include jams and chutneys for sale, T-shirts and our ‘Tattie Bash’ stand. GAF welcomes the participation of groups such as Glasgow Local Food Network and Urban Roots in providing the ‘Seed Swap Table’ and workshops. There are activities for young gardeners which include mask and puppet making with The Glasgow Mask & Puppet Theatre and face painting by ‘Fab Faces’

After the exertions of selection and attending workshops, a bit of home-baking and a cuppa are provided in the cafe, where the gardening chat can continue of course!

The event is held at the Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Whitevale Street, Dennistoun Glasgow, G31 1QW (For further information follow the link under the Potato Day heading on the Events page)

Join the Team of Potato Day Volunteers

We need volunteers to help us with boxing up the spuds, serving people and providing advice and directions. If you would like to join the team please contact Jan MacDonald – e-mail: janlynne2303@gmail.com; mobile: 07780 937278.

 

The GAF Calendar for 2019

The topics for the GAF meetings that take place on the first Thursday evening of every second month were decided at the AGM. They are:

            Getting to Know Ourselves – The GAF survey

            Soil and Composting – followed by an on site demonstration at a later date

            Scientific Insights into the Life and Growth of Plants

            Organic Pest Control

            Local Food Growing Connections

For further details see the Calendar on Events page for further details.

Your Calendar: Don’t forget to let us know when you’re planning to hold an event on your site and we’ll  advertise it here for you.