We are delighted to say that OSF’s Bob Donald received a Certificate of Merit from The Caley (Royal Caledonian Horticultural Scociety) at their 2022 Annual Awards Ceremony last night, in recognition of his services to gardening/ horticulture. Totally deserved – well done Bob!
Bob was nominated by the OSF Team – you can read the statements in support of Bob’s nomination below.
Summary of contribution to gardening or horticulture in Scotland
Bob’s contribution is outstanding. In an entirely voluntary capacity, he:
Describe how the person you are nominating stands out from others and why they deserve special recognition
Apart from his love of all things potato (!), Bob stands out from others as a result of his TOTAL dedication and drive to further the work of OSF, encouraging and supporting all ages to grow their own. Not bad for someone who confesses he previously had no interest in gardening or growing!
Always in quiet command, Bob has tireless energy, passion, enthusiasm and commitment in moving forward the work of OSF. He leads from the front both coming up with ideas, and then happily ‘getting his hands dirty’ doing the work involved. Equally he is more than happy to listen to other people’s ideas and to support putting them into action. He always retains a sense of humour, is open-minded and inclusive. Despite being hugely busy he will always find time to have a chat or offer advice and support when anyone needs.