BBQ

The annual barbeque will be on Sunday 15 September from 1pm onwards. Always a great RAA event, this is an opportunity to come along to talk, share, feast and fest with other RAA members. Some food (mostly for the barbecue) and drinks will be provided but please bring a dish to share and a bit more to drink if you want to make sure there’s enough for a good party!

Nice one Nick!

It’s maybe not widely known, but we hire the site out for location shoots, which supplement the Association’s income. A recent one was for a music video, Carry your light, by Nick Wilson, and here’s the finished article.

Sustainability open meeting


On 3 August in the Community Building we had a very productive open meeting for RAA members interested in managing their plots and the site more sustainably. The main discussion focused on encouraging beneficial wildlife and how to grow healthy plants using organic methods of pest control. Anyone interested is welcome to come and join the discussion, we’ll announce future meetings and activities soon.

Sustainability


RAA Sustainability Group invites all members and plot holders to the Community Building on Saturday, 3 August, 12 noon to 2pm. We want to pull together the best advice from plot holders to help us all grow crops more sustainably. Our aims include; increasing bio-diversity, tackling pollution by reducing the use of non-recyclables and chemicals, improving the soil and promoting composting across the site.

Come and meet us for coffee and cake at our first session about pest control as we would love to hear from you. Please come and share your experiences of what works for you – and what doesn’t! As Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop UK, said:

‘If you think that you’re too small to have an impact, try sleeping with a mosquito!’

RAA website


The public face for the Rosendale Allotments Association is our website. We welcome any feedback you may have. The site and in particular this news section is kept up-to-date by the RAA website team led by Lance Hodgson. So if you have news or pictures you wish to share, please pass them on – fruit and vegetable ‘selfies’ anyone?

Stuart Russell has designed our website based on a ‘responsive’ WordPress template created by the developers CyberChimps. Each layout adapts to view well on PCs and laptops of different screen sizes, iPads, tablets, phablets and phones.

People use an array of devices to view the web these days, we hope the RAA site works well on yours. If you see any problems or busted links please let us know. Be sure to include details of your PC/tablet/phone type, the browser you use and attach a ‘screen grab’ if you can.

And please, if you need a website designed for your business or organisation contact Stuart!