Learn about winter pruning of your fruit trees and bushes from an expert - George Anderson of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society and 'Beechgrove' presenter.
To be held on Saturday 4 February 2012 10am-12pm at Bridgend allotment site on Old Dalkeith Road, south of Cameron Toll roundabout at the end of the old cottages, opposite the Inch Nursery, meeting on the RCHS demonstration allotment at the entrance.
This year George Anderson will be showing plotholders how to prune the fruit bushes on their own allotments.
Lady Road Allotment Site suffers from yet another wet summer. Good for rice but not much else...
It's not too late to think about pruning your fruit trees and bushes, this will improve their health and productivity. If you would like some expert advice the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society will be holding a workshop at Bridgend on Saturday 12th February. See attached poster for more information.
Here is a communication to Ian Woolard that has been passed on to FEDAGA. It will be of special interest to those in Portobello. To respond, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a group of community gardeners who have been given a fairly large plot in Portobello and are currently in the process of creating a community garden there.
Given that the waiting list for allotments in Edinburgh is very long, we were wondering if maybe some of the people on the waiting list might be interested in getting involved in the community garden in the meantime?
The City of Edinburgh Council are running a gardening competition this year. Among the categories are two that will interest allotment holders. Firstly, you will be able to enter your allotment plot. Secondly, all FEDAGA-affiliated sites will be automatically entered in a separate competition. It will also be possible to enter any non-affiliated sites within the city. The closing date is the 5th of June and judging will take place in July. Enter on-line at http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/internet/Council/Council_Business/Council_fo...
With our two years Big Lottery Funding we are now able to advertise
for a further Project Officer to work at Bridgend.Having consolidated
the work at the project site we want to build on the outreach work
already started. All the details are on the attached pdf.
For further information please visit www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk, or
call 0845 60 33 444 quoting the reference ECHP/ES/619
We would be very grateful if you could let anyone
know who might be interested in applying. If people want to chat to me
about the post, they can call me on 07789 500388.
This news item is taken from the Scotsman of 17/10/08:
The Environment Secretary, Richard Lochhead, yesterday promised to find more public land for allotments.
There are already 3500 people on waiting lists, and fears about climate change and rising food prices are fuelling the spiralling demand.
Mr. Lochhead said: "In the current economic climate, with food prices on the increase, interest in growing our own food has never been higher."
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Welcome to the new FEDAGA website. We hope you like it. There is a new gallery and forums alongside old favourites like A Plotholder's Progress.
We will be adding additional features and content to make this a great resource for all plot holders in Edinburgh, and everyone else as well.
The Edinburgh Potato Day organised by the Bridgend Health Project proved to be a great success on Sunday. Many more people came than last year and lots of seed potatoes were sold. We didn't have all the varieties that everyone was looking for but we'll know what to get for next year. Thanks to everyone who came.
Bridgend Allotment Association