Many allotment sites in Glasgow have long waiting lists, are concerned about the rules and regulations and have no clear agreement with the Council on Association Committees’ management responsibilities.
Make your voice heard by filling in the questionnaire for the Parliament Allotment Inquiry.
GAF has submitted our own response, which you can use to help you write your own response.Keep reading
One last chance to get your hands on some of the stock from this year’s online Potato Day! Head over to the Sir John Stirling Maxwell Allotments this weekend and browse what’s out on the tables. Everything is reduced from original prices. If you prefer to pay online first, put your order through on our…Keep reading
As promised, we’re moving our annual opportunity to buy seed potatoes online again this year. Hopefully next year we’ll be able to return to the usual hall-full-of-stalls event, but at least it’s super easy to place your orders. Place your order now We’ll collect the orders and buy everything wholesale from the supplier We’ll let…Keep reading
Glasgow City Council is due to revise how the allotments sites that it lets out to plotholders are to be managed. A GAF working party drawn from 8 GCC sites has been looking at the issues and has put forward a model for the future.
Join our final discussion on the draft proposals our GAF working group has put together to take to the council.Keep reading
We’re looking for volunteers to help out with managing our big annual fundraising event. It’s largely been a one-woman show for the past 10 years, with the fantastic Jan MacDonald running the orders, the logistics, the advertising and the timeline. Lots of volunteers have helped out each year to make the day happen, but Jan…Keep reading
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Zoom this year. The AGM is open to everyone who is a plotholder in Glasgow. It receives reports on GAF’s activities and finance and
elects officers and members of the committee. If you want to join the committee, or have any resolutions or proposals for actions for the AGM, please get in touch.
Please would you discuss the work we have done (two files, below) with your committee and your members, and get back to us with your views on these important matters. Glasgow City Council’s Food Growing Strategy Action Plan was approved on 8th June 2021. Action 15 in this plan concerns the introduction of a Glasgow…Keep reading
We had an interesting discussion on October 7th 2021 about preserving our produce, which covered a range of topics from seed-saving to sauerkraut. We’ve written up a summary on the various techniques people have been using, with references to other sources of information and advice in our record of the session. Watch the event recording…Keep reading
It might still be early days, but the wheels have started turning on plans for next year’s Potato Day! We’ll again be taking bulk orders from whole allotment sites at a reduced cost – details below. We’ll then open our online shop for personal orders for individual buyers in mid-January update: open now! We hope…Keep reading
1.30pm-4pm – All welcome!
£1 entry (free for children)Keep reading
Victoria Park Allotments are located behind Scotstoun Leisure Centre and can be accessed from behind the flats in Northland Drive, G14 or from the Nature Walk which comes off Westland Drive G14Keep reading
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…Keep reading
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…Keep reading
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…Keep reading
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…Keep reading
Following a successful meeting with representatives of Glasgow City Council, we’ll be holding a next-steps meeting for anyone who’d like to help us move forward with finding new land for allotments. If you’re interested, you can get involved in our next meeting on 19 November.Keep reading
“I would like an allotment space where I can learn with other people how to grow food. I’ve been added to “the waiting list for the waiting list”. How long will I have to wait?” In view of the long-standing shortage of plots in Glasgow and the large increase in demand for that most of…Keep reading
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