Diggin’ It is kicking off again this year and we have some exciting plans. This starts with a permaculture course 25th and 26th February with Lusi Alderslowe. If you would like more info about this please visit our web event: https://www.myleapproject.org/event-details/permaculture-course-with-lusi-alderslowe
Our Seed Library will be up and running again soon. Keep an eye on our socials for updates. This year, we will be basing the Seed Library from The Work Place at 39 High Street. Instead of signing everyone up again each year, we’re going to carry membership over from last year. If you would like to be removed from the mailing list or membership please drop us an email to let us know. Otherwise, you’re welcome to access free seeds, seed potatoes and onion sets again this year. We will accept optional donations in cash or by paypal link / BACS transfer if anyone would like to donate, but there is no expectation. We hope to be able to supply other materials such as soil and planters again at discounted rates / free where possible.
Membership to the Seed Library is for people in the Lochwinnoch area but if you live outwith the village and would like some free seeds get in touch and we will see what we can put together for you.
We hope that some people might feel able to do a bit of seed saving this year. How about starting with something simple like peas or beans? We have books and leaflets available at the Library which will help you with this and we are always on hand if you need some advice. It would be great to stock the library each year with some of our own veg seeds grown here in Lochwinnoch! We’ll be putting more of a focus on supporting seed saving across this year and future years. The aim is to evolve vegetable varieties cultivated for our own specific climate. There are currently no commercial producers of vegetable seed in Scotland!
This year we’re excited to start our community growing project Diggin’ It Together; We’re working with a few households in the area to develop food growing spaces in their gardens. The produce from this will be distributed back in to the community via the Community Larder. If you would be interested in volunteering, we will provide the support and advice required - no experience is necessary. Get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org