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We are delighted to announce continued support for our Seed Truck project for the year ahead through until 2015. Mega thankfullness to our funders the players of the People Postcode Lottery for their generous assistance for this ongoing work in collaboration with our partners WWF Scotland.

Here we are pictured (our own Margaret stooping bedecked in floral patterned loveliness) for our recent Seed Kist adventures at the Forest Cafe, Edinburgh where we were doing a seed swap and giveaway.

Seed Kist you say? You what? Yeah it’s a ‘seed swap between the past and future’ handing down heritage varieties and encouraging biodiversity, open pollinated seeds suitable for the Scottish conditions.*

We’ll be announcing a full new programme of work soon but we just wanted to share the good news with you to get you all in the Bunny mood.

But we’re not the only people with good news. We’re so pleased that our friends over at Crops in Pots (Leith) have been awarded £98,650 from Round 17 of the Climate Challenge Fund. Big congratulations to Evie Murray and her team for the project which will be used to help the community grow their own food at sites including Leith Primary School, Stanwell Nursery and Dr Bell’s Family Centre.

Closer to home also great news for the Ecology Centre (Kinghorn) and Gallatown Gala and Community Group in Kirkcaldy will get support from the Royal Botanic Gardens as part of its ‘Let’s Grow Wild’ campaign. The Ecology Centre’s ‘A Loo with a View’ project at Kinghorn Loch has been given money to turn a new composting toilet into an unusual talking point. Gallatown Gala and Community Group will receive £1438 for its project,‘We’ll Nourish the Trees and Cherish the Bees’ – creating a community orchard and small wildlife garden.

Up the river the good news continues with FEAST - Food Education at Stirling University. We met some of the people behind this great project at our AGM in Cupar. They have £97,163 from the Climate Challenge Fund. They are starting a food coop and working with students and local schools to develop skills around food growing and preparation and enabling the purchase of sustainable produce in bulk. And finally we hear that Bridgend Inspiring Growth has been awarded BIG Lottery Growing Community Asset support. This is all great news everybody!

 

* If you are running a growing project in Scotland and want some free Seed Kist seeds sent out to you let us know, we have some left, a mixture of vegetable, herbs and beans – first come first served (random and limited selection only). Email Fergus at fergus@fifediet.co.uk to receive your seed pack.