What is One Seed Forward Two Seeds Back all about?
In 2017 we started the project by purchasing both local and heritage seed potatoes and gave them to individuals, schools, community and allotment groups in Aberdeen City and Shire. People can post their experiences, tips, photos etc on the website and get advice on how and when to plant, whether that is in their garden or a grow bag.
In return, all we ask is that we get two potatoes back from their crop for each one we donate. We will then use these for community events or as donations to foodbanks, so as many people as possible can enjoy the taste of newly grown potatoes.
We are now planning for next year and hope to extend our community growing initiative to get more groups involved in growing their own produce by providing a wider range of local vegetable seeds in addition to potatoes.
Our aim is to encourage people of all ages to grow their own veg, eat them and give back for others in the community to get involved!