September newsletter

Our Growing Season

The weather continues to be variable, shall we say, and it is having an impact on how well crops are growing this season. We have had a smaller potato crop than previous years, and our courgette and squash are weeks behind, but our brassicas are getting bigger and it has been a bumper fruit year too. As the season progresses we will post up photos onto our Facebook page and website. Please continue to let us know how you are getting on by messaging us or posting photos and stories onto our social media pages – we love to hear from you and share information with others.

Shoebox Competition

Thanks for all the entries to our children’s shoebox competition. The winner was 6 year old Annabelle. We particularly liked her use of twigs for peas to climb up, as well as the small lettuce, voila and painted stones. If you look closely, you’ll see the ladybirds like it too.

Forthcoming events

Tuesday September 3rd 16.00 – 18.00 AberGreen Sustainable Food Fayre, Union Brew, Elphinstone Road, Aberdeen
We will have a table at this Fresher’s Week event, giving away some easy to look after herbs and produce
Saturday September 7th 13.20-13.50 Huntly Hairst, Stewart’s Hall, Huntly
We will be doing a talk on the History of the Heritage Potato with stories about Edzell Blues and Mr Little’s Yetholm Gypsys amongst others. We may have some to give you on the day as well!
Wednesday September 25th 18.00-19.00 EAL Service, Sunnybank Primary School, Aberdeen
This event is for recently arrived bilingual families in Aberdeen to find out what is happening in the community. We will be sharing a table with our friends from The Allotment Market Stall.

Garden Schools

With the new school year beginning it is the perfect time for teachers to get involved in more outdoor learning with their pupils. Our OSF Garden Schools project, in conjunction with the University of Aberdeen, provides materials and support to schools who would like to take part. If you are a teacher, or know of someone who may be interested, please send us an email for more information including CPD training and resources to get you started.


One Seed Forward is a community initiative run by volunteers, and we are looking for more people to come and join us in the work we are doing. We are getting more requests from communities and organisations asking for help in setting up food growing capabilities. We are also looking to expand our activities in and beyond the Aberdeen City & Shire boundaries, so if you are interested in getting involved and would like to discuss volunteering opportunities, please send us an email to