‘Creative Meet-ups’ next one Sun 26th November, 11am
We had a great first little creative meet-up recently where we did some sketching, hand felting, and even some haiku! Come along to our next one where we plan to have some printmaking. Picture below of Jay’s sketch of the storage cabin. All mediums welcome to join in.
Apple Press on site – This Weekend only, 7th/8th October, 11am to 4pm
Do you have any apples you’d like to press to make into juice and / or cider? We will have a FEDAGA apple press on site by cabin this weekend for anyone to have a go. If enough people we hope to make this a regular feature each autumn.
We’re now taking Bulk Compost orders – Deadline for orders: 23rd October
To order your half tonne (builders) bag, for delivery end of Oct/early Nov, please email Anne Sofie Laegran.
Each bag costs £25. Compost supplied by Caledonian Horticulture.
‘Creative Meet-ups’ starting from Sunday 29th October, 11am
A small number of plotholders are starting up an informal group to meet up and get creative. Come along and sketch, write, photograph, knit, or do whatever creative form you would like. They plan to meet monthly through the winter. Come along to find out more – first one Sun 29th Oct at 11am in the cabin.
Our site Open Day is coming soon – Sunday 30th July, 1-4pm.
We will have a great collection of produce for sale, tea and homemade baking. We’ll also be showing the photographs from 20 years ago (see below posting).
Hope you can make it along. All welcome. Free entry.
Recognise anyone? Some wonderful pictures from Roger Spooner, taken around West Mains in 1996. Click on images to view all.
Everything Must Go – Inverleith Shop – April 2nd, 2-3.30pm
The FEDAGA Shop in Inverleith Allotments will be open to sell to members the last remaining seed potatoes, onion sets and shallots. Even bigger discounts: Potatoes £2 a bag; onions and shallots £1 for 500g.
Varieties available: Potatoes: Rooster, Maris Piper, Charlotte, Kestrel, Vivaldi, Wilja, Gemson, Duke of York, Peatland Javelin, Colleen, Catriona.
Onions: Karmen, Stuttgart. Shallots: Red Sun.
Coming soon – Potato Days at Bridgend and Kelso
Some interesting potato days coming up. Sunday 26th Feb, Bridgend Allotments, from 11am. And at Border Organic Gardeners Potato Day and Green Fair at Kelso, Springwood Park on 5th March, 11am to 3pm. Follow the link here to see more about the day.
Lots at the Plant Share…
Plotholders welcome to help themselves, or to leave things for others, try to remember to label.
Allotment Holders Annual Invoicing
You will notice from your invoice – due at the end of January – that this year the Council is asking all users of the allotment service to confirm their subscriptions to FEDAGA and your Allotment Associations. The cost of annual membership is minimal: £1.50 to FEDAGA and £1 to the Site Association. Read more here
Garden Sale at the Hermitage Vegetable Garden, Braid Hills – Monday 28th Nov, 11am-3pm
The garden is sadly closing, but they’re having a sale of many interesting garden items from wheelbarrows, cold frames, tables, benches, to a shipping container, cob oven, potting sheds, and much more…
Sale held by Autism Initiatives. Click here to see the details.
Seed Potato, Onion, Shallot Sets Ordering Scheme NOW OPEN
This year the supplier has changed to Kings, who have assured they can deliver all varieties ordered.
£3 to £3.50 for 2.5kg bags for potatoes
£1.50 for 500g bags for onions and shallots
Please see the full list of varieties here.
To order - please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the varieties you would like and leave the money in the cabin.
Deadline for orders is 27th October.
Scheme managed by Fedaga.
Allotment Strategy 2016
The City of Edinburgh Council is in the process of revising its current Allotment Strategy “Cultivating Communities – A Growing Challenge” and would like to gather public feedback on the draft to date.
The new strategy considers the unprecedented demand for allotments and focuses on a strategic approach in order to tackle the current short fall of sites. It aims to ensure that the benefits of allotment gardening are properly recognised and available to all and that the allotment requirements contained within the new Community Empowerment Act are met.
The Council would value public feedback on this draft and hope that you take five minutes to complete the survey. Use this link here to complete the online survey.
Land for Community Growing- 7th December 2016
Growing Together – in partnership with the Community Land Advisory Service (CLAS) Scotland
A day to share information and explore possibilities to access and secure land for sustainable community growing. This day is for aspiring community growers looking to find a site, existing groups looking to expand activity, landowners who want to engage with the local community and networks that support local growers. In line with Scotland’s new Community Empowerment Act, this event aims to enable more communities to use land for the many benefits of community growing. Further information including booking details here.
Tuesday 25th October
Fedega Annual General Meeting
You can download the papers at the Fedega.org.uk website from their news page.
7.15pm, Southside Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER.
By 21st October
Bulk Compost Orders
We’ll be ordering again some bulk compost this autumn. We will need orders and payments in by 21st October. Please contact Anne Sofie Laegran to place an order. Bags cost the same as last year, £25, for half a ton. We will group together orders received with deliveries planned for end Oct/early Nov.
Sunday 9th October
Meet at the cabin 2.30pm for our AGM open to all potholders
We’ll also be having ‘Glut-Busters’ – a session about your favourite recipes, hot soup, bread and cheese, and free compost.
Full details via our Events page.