A Community Growing Initiative

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We are delighted to have been told today that we are a finalist in the Health and Wellbeing category for the Aviva Community Fund this year.
We couldn’t have done this without the hundreds of votes we received, so thanks to all of you who voted and shared our posts with others encouraging them to vote.
We won’t hear if we are winners for a couple of months, but thanks for all of your support to get us this far.

We are delighted and humbled to have been awarded the Sustainable Food EcoCity Award in Aberdeen for our OSF School Gardens and Seed Potato projects.

Please vote for us!

We are taking part in the Aviva Community Fund and are asking you to register and vote for our project. It is only by being successful in funding applications such as these that we can keep our project going, and your support would be very much appreciated so we can keep on giving away free seeds next year. If you could share this message too that would be great!

Thanks from all of us at OSF

Got this message from OSF stalwart Adrian about his Lady Balfour seed potatoes. Amazing!

12 lbs of potatoes off a single One Seed Lady Balfour seed potato! Grown on the allotment where there had been a midden that I’d had manure in for a few years. Shows what a well manured soil will give you! The ones around about it were also good but not nearly as bountiful as this plant!

Thanks to everyone who we spoke to at the George Street market today. Pleasure to share a stall with Craig from Sneap and TAMS and to be able to give some excess potatoes and apples to CFINE for the foodbank.

We got a message from our good friend Sabrina Tuscany about her crops:

We have some Red Emmalies & a few Caras we just harvested. Maiya Meerkat harvested some Violettas on August 21st but the crop was so tiny, she ate them all herself. Gasp! We still have the bulk of the Caras yet to be harvested and we’re thinking that variety might be the most fruitful. Time will tell….

Always fun to hear how Maiya is getting on!

Mintlaw Academy

Donna from Mintlaw Academy got in touch to tell us that her group harvested their potatoes and decided to donate them to the residents of Abbey Court, a sheltered housing complex in the town. Here is Mathew delivering them to the cook there who made them for lunch.
Thanks for sharing!

OSF on BBC Landward

It was a pleasure to take part on BBC Scotland’s Landward with the pupils of Woodside Primary. They talked really well about the garden and fruit & veg they had grown, and showed off their cooking skills.

Who would have thought that our OSF School Garden project would be on TV? Well done kids!

Fettercairn Community

Sandra from Fettercairn Community Allotment sent us some photos of their tatties from seed to growing to harvesting.
The beds are being prepared for next season’s crop, thanks to all your group for taking part!

25th Beechgrove Cub Scouts

Mari-Anne from 25th Beechgrove Cub Scouts sent us some photos of their harvested potatoes. It was great to hear that the scouts enjoyed growing them, and got a grand crop!

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