@thefield - The Summerfest is over, It must be Autumn!
One of the many joys of the field is the opportunity to share it with as many local people as possible and to thank our membership for their support.
One way of sharing the field is our Summerfest. This year it took place on Sunday September 3rd, which was a wonderful day in every way. The Summerfest was also the opening event of the Climate Change Cafe week of events called Dunkeld and Birnam Unplugged which itself was a wonderful week and we were pleased to be able to be part of it.
The field itself was so attractive, full of produce, with its patch of welcoming wild flowers, the array of annuals from the cutting garden, and the smell of sweet peas.
The games as usual were great fun and entered into with great gusto, so much so, that we will have to rethink how far people can throw the wellie without hitting anyone!
We would like to thank all of you who came and all the volunteers who work behind the scenes to make it an annual success.
On Saturday 16th September we lifted our remaining crop of tatties thanks to hard work by families and other volunteers who all went home with some wonderful tatties and some produce from the field as a reward for their hard work. None of this would have been achieved without the help of Geordie Ness and his wonderful grey vintage tractor.
For the record we lifted 36 boxes of Ambos, 6 Cara, 3 purple and 16 white that are all organically grown despite some slug damage! These will be on sale, with our other produce, at our stalls at the Birnam Arts on a Tuesday morning and at the Duchess Anne on a Saturday morning.
We also will have produce for sale at the field gate.
On Tuesday 10th October at 7:00pm in the Drama Studio in the Birnam Arts, we are going to have our first open Trustees meeting, where volunteers can come along and see how a Trustees meeting works and also be involved in a discussion about ways in which we can learn from this season to improve the way in which we work for next year.
Looking to the future and our way of involving and thanking the membership, we have our AGM and Harvest Supper on Friday November 3rd in the Duchess Anne. It is always well attended with the AGM averaging over 50 people. This is your chance to hear about the events of the last year and ask questions of all the Trustees. This is followed by the harvest supper, a wonderful way for the members to celebrate a year of growing. Put the date in your diary now.
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Phone Dave Amos 01350 727763
Dave Roberts 01350 728926
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