One Seed Forward Wins WEA Green Award Runner-up!

On 7 June, OSF was awarded the Green Award Runner-up prize from WEA Scotland for our provision of free adult gardening classes in Aberdeen city and shire! Our good friends at Bonnymuir Green were awarded the first place prize for all the amazing work they do to promote education and sustainability.

Shoebox Garden Competition 2024!

It’s time for our 2024 Shoebox Garden competition! We can’t wait to see all your entries. Gardens may be submitted by children age 16 and under and are due on June 28, 2024. Submit your photos to either our One Seed Forward or OSF Garden Schools Facebook, or email them to!

Upcoming Learning & Growing Courses

We’ve got lots of free gardening courses coming up in the next few months! If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to get involved in growing your own food and community gardening, contact one of our course coordinators to book your place.

Seed Libraries are Back!

Starting today, all Aberdeen City Library branches will have available a variety of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and seeding potatoes; check it out for free at your closest library!


Seed & Tattie Days 2024

Spring is in the air! We’ve got a bunch of giveaway events throughout March into April; here’s a look at when and where as well as the varieties we’ve got in stock!

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.