February newsletter

The Growing Season gets going!

It’s that time of the year when thoughts turn to Springtime and deciding what to grow. We have been looking at the seed catalogues and been placing orders so we are ready to give away lots of stock at our upcoming events. See the list below of all the places we will be in the next few weeks. We have also moved our community allotment to another site and this month we will putting up a polytunnel with our fellow allotmenteers. We will be posting photos of our new plot onto our Facebook page and website soon.

Forthcoming events

Thursday March 12th 19.30 – 20.30 Friends of Cruickshank Gardens, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen
Bob will be talking about Community Growing in Aberdeen City and Shire, discussing some of the initiatives in the region and the benefits of food growing to your health and wellbeing. We will be creating a community on the evening by giving away a bag of free seed potatoes to every attendee.

Sunday March 15th, 11.00 – 15.30 Seedy Sunday, Aden Country Park, Mintlaw
Saturday March 29th 11.00 – 15.00 Green Family Fun Day, Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen
Saturday April 4th 9.00 – 12.30 Huntly Farmers’ Market, The Square, Huntly
These are our main giveaway events for this season. Come and choose from around 13 varieties of seed potatoes that you can take away for free. We will also be around to answer any questions you have about the food growing process.

Saturday March 21st 11.00 – 12.30 Bonnymuir Green, Bonnymuir Place, Aberdeen
“Composting Is Fun” Join us at this interactive event to learn how garden waste turns into valuable compost. We start indoors where all the family take part in a game to see what can be composted and why. Then it’s everyone outdoors where our master composters show you how to get the best out of your composting pile. This is a free event as part of Climate Week North East. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Garden Schools

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 to oneseedforward@gmail.com for more information.

We are holding CPD events for educators during the in-service days on February 18 & 19, where we will suggest classroom activities around gardening as well as holding an outdoor learning module.

For more details and to book a place, follow this link http://www.store.abdn.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/events/school-of-education

We hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Happy growing
All @ OSF