Seed Packers – we need you!

Seedlings 220

By Meg Elphee

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO OUR SEED PACKING DAY. WE HUGELY APPRECIATED THE INTERESTING CONVERSATIONS, THE CONVIVIAL BANTER, SELKIRK BANNOCK , AND OF COURSE THE 2000 BEAUTIFULLY PACKED SEED PACKETS!  WE WILL MAKE SURE THEY ALL GO TO A GOOD HOME…

If like me you are feeling something amiss in this most dreich month of January can I suggest it’s the great outdoors you long for?  I am itching to get back on the allotment, to be covered in dirt and properly bone-tired from digging, instead of mouse-clicking. What keeps me going is a remembrance of one blissful moment in the warm sun, a stolen summer’s morning leaning on a rickety bench with my flask of tea, listening to the hum of the pollinators enjoying those blooming plants on the cusp of going to seed.  And that reminds me, here at Fife Diet HQ we are sitting on an abundance of seeds.  All we need are some bumble-like workers to come and help us pack them.

Are you free on Monday January 27th?  If so, head to the Meeting Room at Old Station House in Burntisland, where we will feed and water you.  We shall recreate that sorely missed allotment vibe in a warmer and drier environment. Listen to soft music and good growing banter whilst you pack our little friends into bags, ready for the Seed Kist (our treasure chest of joy that springs up all over Scotland) and new season planting.  Feel free to boast about your huge marrows of summers past and plot and plan the coming months.  Fergus will be here to offer advice and provide sustenence and reassurance to those in need.

Seeds need to be packed!
Seeds need to be packed!

We’ll even let you take a few packets home with you! Please email meg@fifediet.co.uk if you are able to come, so our Fergus knows how much food to prepare. Here are those details again:

PLACE: Old Station House, Burntisland. For a map see here

DATE: Monday 27th January

TIME: 11:00- 15:00 (you don’t have to come all day)
CONTACT: meg@fifediet.co.uk

What a beautiful thing to grow your own.  If you can’t wait another minute, here‘s a little blog about regrowing from plants you’ve already eaten.  Let me know below if you have any success, as I have only ever ended up with slimey tubers!

4 Comments
  • Admin
    The Fife Diet January 24, 2014 at 11:27

    Wonderful!
    Look forward to seeing you there,
    Meg and Fergus.

  • francine hardwick January 24, 2014 at 11:15

    Hi Fergus/Meg,
    Just wondering if you could do with a couple more helpers with seed packing on Monday 27th? We’re volunteers with the project A Greener Melrose (Melrose is a Transition Town) and we are collaborating with Fife Diet on the Silver Bough project. Have been browsing through your website (wow – so many amazing events, activities and ideas!) and would love to find out more about what you do while helping with the seed packing!
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Francine and Dave Hardwick.

  • Admin
    The Fife Diet January 22, 2014 at 16:52

    Hello Suzi,

    It would be fantastic if you would like to be involved.I have a feeling that we won’t finish all of the packing on Monday, so we would happily pass on some for you to pack – and of course you would be welcome to use some to grow too.

    Get in touch with me, Fergus at fergus@fifediet.co.uk to arrange this.

    Best wishes,

    Fergus

  • Suzi Gasparini January 22, 2014 at 16:33

    I would really like to help with this project, with my student group at Fife college cupar campus. One of my students found this link as we are looking at assisting with an event. Is it possible to get some seeds etc in here to do with the students could make some up. The students run a Garden gallery Enterprise Cafe for lunch and I have worked with the Fife Diet before and have used the recipe book for ideas for lunches etc…..

    We could maybe grow the seeds and use them within the recipes or they mght be the chance to use for tasting sessions…

    Thanks,

    Suzi