Seed Discount 2024

We are delighted to share our discount code with you to get 40% off of all seeds ordered and 10% off of other products from Dobies

Shoebox Garden Competition 2023

The annual competition is now open! If you’re aged 16 years or under, get your creative mind working and get planning, growing and creating! Individual entries stand the chance of winning a £50 gardening voucher prize! Runners-up will win a £20 gardening voucher. School entries (5 or more gardens) stand the chance of winning a £100 gardening voucher for the school. The competition closes at midnight on Friday June 30th 2023. For full details click on the link

2023 Give-Aways

It’s March 1st so here’s the full line-up of give-aways over the next month and one day! Come along and get your free seed potatoes and free seeds, and get growing! 😁 To find out more about this year’s seed potato varieties…. visit the seed potato section of the website.

Volunteer Newsletter. Feb/ March 2023

Spring is (almost) in the air! Find out about various upcoming volunteering opportunities with OSF in our new newsletter!

Learn to grow – courses starting April/ May!

Our ‘Learning and Growing Together’ course starting at the Grove Nursery, Aberdeen, this week is fully booked, but delighted to say Pam is delivering 2 more FREE ‘learn to grow’ courses starting in April/ May.
 
One course is aimed at the individual grower (8 week course, Thursday mornings, April) and the other course is aimed at anyone starting or involved in a community garden (6 week course, Friday mornings, May). Spaces are limited to 8 folk per course. Due to the nature of the funding, applications are only open to Aberdeen City residents. Visit  Garden Training more information.

Seed Tattie Give-away 2023

We’re excited to reveal our line-up for the 2023 give-aways! There’s 4 new varieties this year – Epicure, Orla, Java and Twinner – and we can’t wait to see how they do! Click on the link to find out more about our seed tattie giveaways

Learn to grow!

Do you want to learn the basics of how to grow your own food, and connect with other like-minded folk?Join Pam for our FREE 8-week course which will be delivered on Thursday mornings, at the Grove Nursery, Hazlehead, Aberdeen, starting on the 9th February 2023.
 
Spaces are limited to 8. Due to the nature of the funding, applications are only open to Aberdeen City residents. For more info or to book yourself a place please contact Pam on: pam.onesf@gmail.com You can also find more information in the Garden Training section of our website.

New partnership

A nice post to round off 2022! In response to the cost-of-living crisis, we’re delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with what was Lembas Organics in Bridge of Muchalls, and The Haven in Stonehaven community larder.
 
Following his retirement in September, owner Paul has agreed to continue to grow on a small scale to supply the Stonehaven community larder with fresh, local produce in 2023 – One Seed Forward will provide the seeds and seed potatoes for production. We look forward to visiting during the growing season! If you’re a landowner or farmer who would like to be involved in a similar project in your area, please get in touch! 😀
 
Thanks to everyone for their continued support. We’ll be back in early 2023, but until then wishing you all a happy and peaceful time.

Seed Discount

We’re looking forward to 2023 and are already planning lots of seed potato and other seed giveaways!
 
For anyone who might want to buy specific seeds or plants, please take advantage of our discount code (SUGD213K) for use at www.dobies.co.uk (please note this is a mail order company based in Devon, not the garden centre chain which is spelt slightly differently!).
 
You will receive a 40% discount off seeds, and 10% off other ‘live’ products, and it helps raise funds for OSF. Win, win! 😁

Compost – a how-to guide

Our lovely friend and volunteer Adrian, who also happens to be a Master Composter, has written a great ‘How-to Compost’ guide. In it he chats through… why it’s good to make your own compost… how to make compost… what to compost… where to make compost… and what to do with your compost once its ready!  Check it out here.