Ready to cast your cloots?
Our hugely popular Diggin It programme is returning for 2024! The seeds are ordered, ready to be shared via our community seed bank based in the Workplace on the High street. Potatoes, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, lettuce, and a huge array of other vegetable for the community to grow at home. You don’t have to have a huge garden, or be remotely green fingered, just an eagerness to get involved and try- You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve and how much better fresh food tastes when you’ve grown it yourself! Suitable for all ages and abilities, we can’t wait to see what we manage to produce…. We may even have a neighbourhood harvest festival in the Autumn to celebrate what we’ve achieved as a community.
Our hope is that over time, we can support Lochwinnoch veg growers to save our own seed which can go back in to the Library. By doing this we can cultivate our own varieties of vegetables which will evolve for optimum yields in our own specific climate. We can also share seed with a network of Seed Libraries across the country as there are currently no commercial producers of vegetable seed in Scotland. If you save seed you can contribute to a Food Revolution and start growing seed for the benefit of the whole community and beyond. Seed saving is pretty complex and it's best to start with something like peas or beans. We have books and leaflets available at the Library to support this, and a great reference is the Real Seed website. https://www.realseeds.co.uk/seedsavinginfo.html
If you're thinking of saving seed, let us know and we can help support you, and even signpost to training if you're interested.