A Community Growing Initiative

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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!

Hillside Primary

We had fun at Hillside Primary’s Grub Club this afternoon, where we were talking about seasonal fruit and veg available in Aberdeen just now. The kids and families got some bags of Cara potatoes as well as some Salad Blues to take home along with these vegetables.
We especially like our wonky parsnip!

A big thank you to Philip who gave us a cash donation for our OSF project. We really appreciate it, especially in the current financial climate.
All donations go solely towards the purchase of seeds and plants that we give away for free to schools, individuals and community groups in Aberdeen City & Shire.

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