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Glasgow Allotments Forum is holding an event to celebrate 100 years of allotments in Glasgow. The event will be held from 11.30am to 3pm on Sunday 8 October at the Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow G41 1BA

The Celebration event will have produce, bakes, displays, kid’s activities, cafe, Awards, discussions and will finish with a small ceildh.

There will be a discussion about the Northlight project for a WW1 plot in Pollock park next to the trenches – a really exciting project and ties in with all the centenary celebrations. There will also be Now & Then discussions about changes over the last 100 years and in some cases what hasn’t changed.

  • Produce/Seeds what has changed in what we plant?
  • Politics – the Food Growing Strategy – has it come round a full circle?
  • People – what the plot-holders used to do apart from garden

And there will be the annual awards and a small ceilidh to finish!

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VP_Allotments_OpenDay_headerVictoria Park allotments are holding their annual open day from midday to 2pm on Saturday 12 August.

Allotment Open Days provide excellent opportunities to visit the sites, share information, gain a bit of inspiration, catch a cuppa and have a right old nosey about.

Victoria Park allotments are located at Northland Avenue, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9PF

Also this year several allotment sites are reaching their Centenary year. Further information on allotments and how each site is choosing to celebrate this fantastic milestone can be found on the Councils allotments webpage. The webpage will also have updates on the 2017 St Mungo Trophy Allotment Competition showing images of the plots competing in 2017.

 

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The Galvanising Grassroots Guide on ‘How to get a new allotment site’ has just been published and was launched at the recent Annual Scottish Allotments Conference.

The publication contains 7 stories about the different ways that people have acquired a plot and signposts for how to make this happen. The publication can be downloaded from the Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society (SAGS) website. 

There is a great opportunity at the moment to get new sites through the Community Empowerment Act and through the Food Growing Strategy but people need to act for themselves and this Guide will help with the case stories of the different ways this has happened.

There are also hard copies available for people who would benefit from this advice. If you think you would be interested please contact SAGS.

GAF-logo-medium-size-WEB-QUALITYThe Glasgow Allotment Forum potato day will take place on Sunday 22 February at the Pearce Institute in Govan. There will be over 45 varities of seed potato available as well as lots of people on hand to provide you with the best tips and advice on growing potatoes and other vegetables.

The event will be held from 11am to 3pm and you can see the full list of seed potatoes available (and other things too!) and the full list of activities on the GAF website.

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