Project aim

Keep Growing Aberdeen is a seedling sharing project formed by a new partnership between CFINE, One Seed Forward, Tullos Community Garden, and Granite City Good Food to deliver home growing packs to people's homes, including vegetable and herb seeds, plant pots, compost, and detailed instructions on how to get growing.

First week of the project

First 11 packs of seeds were distributed via e-bikes. Transportation is one area that was impacted significantly by the lockdown measures introduced as a result of COVID-19. This meant having to adapt to a more efficient and sustainable means of transportation to ensure seed distribution continues during this period. This means of transportation – e-bikes - reduces the risks associated with carbon emissions and environmental pollution and therefore seen as a good step in the right direction. Another 5 went out by car.

Plant sharing box

A plant sharing box was set up at Tullos Community Garden to support and those who visit the garden to swap any excess plants where possible.
Also, growing pack recipients have the option to share their seedlings this way. People may want to leave some here to give access to others. This is also a good way to get new people into the Tullos garden, and aware of their local community gardens. Check it out if you want some seedlings!