A Community Growing Initiative

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Thanks to everyone who battled through the weather to see us at Hazlehead Park today. Let’s hope it improves for our trip to Seedy Sunday at Aden Country Park tomorrow, as we have loads of seed potatoes to give away!

Grampian Growers

We would like to say a huge thank you to Grampian Growers for supporting us by donating 3 x 25kg bags of seed potatoes to our project. We now have another three varieties on offer for you, second early varieties Gemson and Maris Peer, and a new maincrop one to us called Horizon.
Gemson is great for steaming, boiling and salads
Maris Peer boils, mashes and is good in salads
Horizon crisps well so should be a good roaster
Thanks Grampian Growers again, it really is much appreciated!

Thank you Huntly! 80kg of seed potatoes given out in just over 3 hours. Let’s hope we have a great growing season, and remember to post pictures of how your plants are getting on.
And big thanks to Deveron Projects for letting us share space with them on the day.


Potato variety update

Looking for information about the seed potatoes you got from us at a recent event?

We will have information about our potatoes uploaded by early next week, just check the  Growing Potatoes menu on the website. Under each variety we will post pictures of the stages of our growing process – remember to let us know how you are getting on. We are also here for any questions you may have about food growing through the Contact page.

And look out for some exciting news in the next few days!


More events

We are letting you know of all of our events arranged so far for distributing free seed potatoes and seeds:

Saturday March 2 – 09.00-13.00  Huntly Farmers Market

Saturday March 16 – 11.00-15.00 Green Family Fun Day @ Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen

Sunday March 17 – 11.00-15.30 Seedy Sunday @ Aden Country Park, Mintlaw

Tuesday March 19 13.00-14.00 Talk on Heritage Potatoes and Biodiversity @ Marischal College, Aberdeen (Please note this is free but a ticketed event, with a special bag of heritage potatoes for every attendee)

Wednesday March 20 18.30-20.00 How To Go Green @ Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen (A gardening Q&A but any remaining stock of free seeds will be available to collect on the night)

Our first 2019 Event!

One Seed Forward will be at the Huntly Farmer’s Market on Saturday, March 2nd 2019 on the Deveron Projects stall, giving away FREE bags of seed potatoes.
OSF will have a variety of First Early, Second Early and Maincrop for you to try growing. Just check out our Growing Potatoes section on the website.
Any leftover stock from this event will be available from March 4th at The Barter Shop, 8 Castle Street, Huntly

Garthdee Allotments

It was a pleasure to meet Norman and Stuart from Garthdee Allotments yesterday. They do a lot of work with primary schools and groups on their site, expanding knowledge and outdoor learning.

Following our meeting we are pleased to post a link from their website about the great work they are doing with schools in the local area, as well as some info about ourselves.

We look forward to to developing our relationship over the coming months.


We are delighted to let you know that we have been awarded monies from the Aviva Community Fund to support our community growing initiative this year.

We couldn’t have done it without all of you who voted for us, so huge thanks for the amazing 763 votes we received and thanks to Aviva for selecting us as one of their recipients.

We look forward to sharing lots of free seeds, plants and of course seed potatoes with you all over the coming months.


Buchan Development Partnership

We are delighted and would like to thank Buchan Development Partnership for being a supporter of OSF again this year.

We will be attending Seedy Sunday at Aden Country Park, Mintlaw on Sunday March 17th and giving away free seed potatoes and free seeds to everyone attending. We look forward to seeing you there!

We have been featured in the first newsletter from the University of Aberdeen School of Education. This also notes the exciting development of a preview of our educational materials given by Laura Colucci-Gray to teachers in China.

SoE Newsletter Issue 1 WEB (Dec18)


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