This year we gave out around 650kg of seed potatoes to 46 schools, 21 community groups and over 550 families and individuals in Aberdeen City & Shire. We are delighted with the positive feedback we have received, and estimate that around 7,000kg of potatoes have been grown locally in 2018 as a result!
We have also spent a lot of time working on a pilot project with Aberdeen University, creating educational materials based around school gardens. The project was very successful, we built 3 gardens in primary schools working directly with 140 pupils, and earlier this week we launched our OSF School Gardens educational materials and network. We hope to engage educators, parent groups and interested parties in sharing their experience and materials through the use of the school calendar and programme we created, and have set up a Facebook Group to do this. If you are interested in joining, or know of anyone who may like to take part, then please click on this link – https://www.facebook.com/groups/328844194333810/
One Seed Forward is very pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Aviva Community Fund campaign for this year. This fund is given to those projects which receive the most amount of votes from the general public, with the winners getting £1,000 each. This money is crucial to our community growing initiative as it would allow us to run our project again next year. Remember all monies we receive are used to purchase seeds and to distribute them amongst our schools, community groups and individuals who have asked to take part.
We are now asking you for a favour, having been someone who has shown interest in our project before. Could you please vote for us on the Aviva website? The link is here
It only takes a minute to register your vote, and if we could get all 10 available votes, it will go towards hopefully securing enough funding to allow us to run OSF for another year. It would also be appreciated if you could pass this email onto your contacts and ask them to vote for us too. As it is a national vote we are up against a larger demographic in some other regions of the UK, so we really need your help!
Thanks in advance for your support