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Invitation to Discuss New Council Proposals for Your Allotments – 12th January @ 7pm

As mentioned earlier in December, Glasgow City Council is proposing to put forward new draft rules and regulations for allotment sites and a first draft scheme of delegation of management to site Associations in January. A short  window of two weeks for consultation with allotments (full timeline at the bottom of the page). It’s crucial that each…

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Funding opportunities update

Glasgow City Council’s food growing team occasionally issue summaries of funding opportunities available to the public. The following is the latest list: UK Government: Community Ownership Fund – apply by 14th December Capital grants of up to £250,000 and revenue grants up to £50,000 are available for UK community organisations to take on the sustainable ownership…

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Attend a Key Council Consultation Event: New Rules and Regulations for Allotments and a Scheme of Devolved Allotment Site Management

At last, we are in the position of being able to discuss new rules and regulations rather than having allotment site governance obscured under a set of Rules and Regulations that were issued in 1959 – long since unfit for purpose. There has never been an agreed scheme for devolving management to Associations in Glasgow,…

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The Parliament Allotment Enquiry

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…

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Mini Potato-Day Fire Sale

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…

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Potato Day (and seed) shop now open

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 nowWe’ll collect the orders and buy everything wholesale from the supplierWe’ll let you know…

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Help us to keep Potato Day going

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…

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AGM 2021 // 2 December 7 – 8:30pm

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…

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Reforming Rules and Regulations for Allotments in Glasgow

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…

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Event summary: how to preserve your harvest 🥫

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…

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COP26 Events

Have a look through events being run, or curated by: the Glasgow Community Food Network; the COP26 Coalition; Stop Climate Chaos Scotland; and Nourish Scotland. (We recommend checking whether you need to register for events in advance!)

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Potato Day 2022 – Early Plans

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…

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