gaf_potatoday_jan17The 6th annual Glasgow Allotment Forum Potato Day will be held on Sunday 26 February 2017 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, we will be joined by Glasgow Food Network who will be running a seed-swap table. There will be workshops, a Café, the Barrow Band and Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre with masks & puppets for kids to make.

This year there will be over 50 varieties of seed potato, the majority of which are Scottish grown. 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 and Kings Seeds. New this year will be broad beans and peas ‘by the scoop’.

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 WaterAid; from a land of plenty water we’ll 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.

community-calendarThis event is listed on our online community calendar along with lots of other events in the local area and beyond – check out the calendar to see what else is going on!