GAF_PotatoDay_2016The 5th annual Glasgow Allotment Forum Potato Day will be held on Sunday 28 February 2016 from 11am to 3pm at The Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Whitevale Street, Dennistoun, G31 1QW.

All are welcome so please spread the word to friends, family, schools, work-mates and fellow gardeners. Once again, the event will be joined by Glasgow Local Food Network who will be running a seed-swap table. There will be workshops and a cafe!

This year there will be over 50 varieties of seed potato, the majority of which are Scottish grown – a draft list is on the GAF website now but please remember it is not definitive yet. You will find old favourites as well as new additions and, again, can buy from as little as one tuber to larger amounts, although the day is more about variety than quantity. There will be onion sets, shallot sets and garlic as well as fertiliser and potato planter bags.

There will be a gardening magazine swap and a recipe board and GAF are also looking for donations of home-baking, jams, chutneys, etc. (Please take directly, as early as possible on the day, to the cafe.) and they are keen for more volunteers to help out with set up, dealing with customers, the reception desk, helping in the cafe as well as clearing up at the end of the day.

Please support our ‘Tattie Bash’ and grow a potato for charity. For the princely sum of £2 you will be given a pot +1 seed potato tuber and asked to go away and grow your potato, returning in August to one of our ‘weigh-ins’ to see who can grow the heftiest crop of tatties, with all proceeds going to the charity Water Aid; from a land of plenty water, we will be helping people in parts of the world with little access to any water, let alone anything like the clean, safe, drinking water we enjoy.

Please bring a bag for yourself but also any spare carrier bags for re-use. We will have re-usable cotton bags for sale.