These are some of the volunteer board members of Tams that keep the wheels running. Without them, we would not be able to achieve the steady growth we have gained. Also, our future would not be possible.
Also, not listed are all the regular and casual day to day volunteers who donate time and energy into bringing fresh produce with a smile from the garden to plate week in and week out.
Alongside the board members, we also have our volunteers who are invaluable in making sure we can keep everything running each season. They donate time, effort, skills and energy to help bring fresh produce with a smile from the garden to plate over the TAMS season.
I’ve had an allotment in Aberdeen for about 12 years and was always bothered about the gluts we had. It felt like such a waste and I wanted to figure out what to do with them.
After coming up with an idea to sell the glut, the council gave us the ok to try a market stall.
This is how the Allotment Market Stall came about.
When I’m not gardening or on the stall, I’m up a hill somewhere.
In 2012 my good friend Cath Pilley asked me if I’d like to be involved with this new idea.
To try and set up a small group that would gather and sell the extra garden glut from allotments across Aberdeen.
With all that waste and the idea of helping the community, it sounded like a great idea.
And the rest is history!
My Love for gardening and growing fruit and veg got me involved with TAMS (and eating it!). The stall is a great way to raise awareness of the abundance we can have in our gardens, even in the northeast of Scotland, and hopefully, we inspire folks to try growing food instead of grass 🙂
Stall Coordinator and Member
I’ve been with TAMS since our first full season 2014.
It’s a fun and really worthwhile project to be involved in.
I coordinate the practical running of the weekly stalls and try to keep our fantastic team of volunteers happy and working hard.
Having recently moved back to Aberdeen after leaving when I was 17, I was looking for a way to use my skill set to give back to the community.
Tams had reached out online looking for someone to help them with all things digital.
After a look at what they have achieved and the good they do, plus meeting all the lovely people that help run the show. I decided I’d be honoured to get involved.
Everyone else is the brains and muscle of the board, I’m just the geek who transfers it online for the TAMs.