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RAGA NOTICE BOARD
PLEASE NOTE THAT MOST SHOP-RELATED ITEMS ARE NOW ON THE SHOP PAGE
13 November 2023
Hi all, Sue Harris has asked if I will let you know the deadline for these orders is 18th November so please submit by next Saturday at the shop if you want to buy any.
02 November 2023
Hi all, Margaret has asked me to remind you that the deadline for seed orders is 18th Nov. so please drop off any orders at the shop before then.
08 October 2023: Seed catalogues.
If you have not yet returned a seed catalogue taken earlier would you please do so ASAP. If you have not yet collected a seed catalogue please do so and browse and place an order(25% discount on all seeds from a reputable firm with quality seeds). Combine with neighbouring plot holders or family. Please make it worthwhile my sending for the seeds, if everyone orders something the main order soon grows. The last and final date for orders is Saturday, 18th November so I can get the order in by December.
Many thanks, especially to those who already have their orders in. I am checking them at the moment.
23 September 2023
Hi all, just to let you know you can order your potatoes and onions in the shop from tomorrow and we also have Kings seed catalogues available to order veg and flower seeds with 25% off when ordering through an allotment association.
Some pictures below of our RAGA Summer Barbecue held on 22 July. Very well attended, despite the rain!
Hi all, just a couple of things, firstly as previously advised we provide St Aidans Church Chapeltown with plot holders' surplus produce every Friday. We leave a Green box on the table near the Containers for donations. Please don't take produce donated from plot holders for the foodbank from the table as its going to the food bank and not intended for other plot holders.
Also please remember our tenancy rules do not allow plot holders to use hosepipes on site other than to fill water butts. Given the current dry spell I know its tempting to use a hosepipe rather than using watering cans however please respect the rules they are there for a reason, also as we are likely to have a total hosepipe ban if this weather continues, using hosepipes to water plots wastes water and will only hasten this potential.
RAGA Secretary 19 June 2023
ANY SURPLUS PRODUCE?
Put it to good use for the benefit of the local community!
August 2022: As you will know, Karen one of our Committee members has arranged to drop off spare vegetables and fruit at St Aidens Church Roundhay Rd once a week.
St Aidens offer fresh Veg and fruit as well as other food to local people in need. They also cook any veg/fruit which is not distributed and provide a community meal for local people once a week. This combined approach seems to offer a really good solution to spare allotment produce, so we have arranged for any spare produce we collect to go there and we are asking any plot holders who have spare produce and want to donate it to this project to drop stuff off on Thursdays (10.30am) with the Volunteer Group and on Friday mornings with Will or Karen or just leave it on the table near the Containers. . Karen has volunteered to deliver what we get to the church; others will also help out with this. If you are interested in getting involved but can't drop off stuff on those days, please let Will know [email@example.com].
Update August: This project is now in it's second week, and the volunteers at St Aidans have been very grateful for all the fresh produce received so far [see pictures].
Please keep it coming!
Update 9 September: Our surplus produce delivery has been very well received by St Aidens Roundhay Rd. Today was our third weekly drop off with Potatoes, Beans, Courgettes, Apples, Cabbages, Blackberries and Tomatoes. Thanks to all for your donations, they are really valued by the Volunteers at St Aidens.
If you have anything you want to donate please hand into the Thursday Volunteer Group 10.30 on Thursday or Karen/Will Friday before 12.00 when we take the veg down.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING BONFIRES ON SITE:
People have been asking about whether or not it is now allowed to have bonfires on their plots to get rid of non- combustible rubbish.
The current advice from LCC is that only dry wood fires are allowed on allotment sites, no wet or green material is to be burnt, so please continue to compost all you can, and take anything which is liable not to burn with minimal smoke emission home with you for disposal. Or wait until things have dried out.
Leeds City Council have teamed up with Great Green Systems to offer Leeds residents discounted prices on compost bins - to claim your discount visit bit.ly/compost35
The Green Johanna is great for gardeners, you can use it to compost all your garden and food waste (even meat and dairy). It is a hot composter so it produces compost much quicker than standard compost bins and it’s also fully sealed to keep out vermin.
Lynne Rogers, Senior Allotment Officer, Communities & Environment
Please note that under the terms of the Constitution & Rules the RAGA committee carry out periodic inspections to ensure that plots are being kept up to a reasonable standard . The Managing non-cultivation Procedures are set out here
ACCIDENTS : All accidents on site should be reported by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder that the paths between plots are the responsibility of plot holders to maintain. The Committee are therefore asking all plot holders to pay particular attention to the condition of paths around plots, several are overgrown and a danger to others and we have had one unfortunate accident due to poor path maintenance.
WHO WE ARE
RAGA is an organisation whose primary aim is to administer an allotment site on the corner of Princes Avenue and Lidgett Park Road in the Leeds suburb of Roundhay.
The Association was established to administer an allotment site in the north Leeds district of Roundhay.
The site consists of some 120 plots which vary in size from full standard plots to quarter sized plots. There is a very heavy demand for plots on this site with a waiting list. If you are interested in obtaining a plot then you should contact the lettings officer via the following email address, email@example.com
The site is self-managed but comes under the general oversight of Leeds City Council. The Management Committee meets approximately once every two months and members of the Committee may be contacted via the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The confirmed minutes of the Management Committee, the Constitution and Rules of the Association, and our policy relating to non-cultivation are available here.
RAGA is a member of the the Leeds & District Allotment Gardeners Federation
Our membership includes everyone from experienced Allotmenteers to complete novices. Do you have a question or need [or can offer] advice on any gardening matters?
Post your question or offer your advice in our Q&A Forum, or use the contact form below.
And it's not just about growing vegetables of course
We have shaded walks
A wildlife area
A nature reserve
A bug hotel
And the Roundhay Fox .....
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