We have been overwhelmed after receiving 130 requests for one of our free growing kits in just 24 hours! See here some happy growers faces from our last spring kits!
We are hoping to encourage local families to grow their own fruit and vegetable, to be more creative in their garden or windowsill and spending time together.
This has been our third growing kit during the COVID lockdown and there will be another one in June. This is the list of what was included and links to the activities in case you want to try these at home.
– Beetroot, calendula and flowering bean seeds with little tray and pots, compost and labels with instructions
– Strawberry plant, ready to flower and fruit!
– Thyme plant to spice up your dishes
– Raspberry cane to plant in your favourite garden or park
– Garden origami kit
– Spring wreath kit with herbs from our garden
– Design activity from the V&A outreach team
– Healthy and yummy flapjack recipe & ingredients
– “Cooking with Maxwell” booklet
– Fresh fruit (apple, satsumas, bananas and strawberries)
We are encouraging families to join the GROW DUNDEE Facebook group and follow www.growdundee.blog to connect with over 400 people in Dundee who are beginners or experienced growers so they can access information, ideas and ask questions about growing fruit, veg and herbs at home.
We are always happy to share seeds with people who may want them, seedlings and pots etc to the best of our ability and resources! Get in touch through the Maxwell Centre Facebook page or call 01382 802628.
Some QUOTES from families…
Thank u! Wow this box is amazing!!!!!!! Those strawberries..,Can’t wait to start stuff with my girls tomorrow, thank you again x
Thank you for the growing kit can’t wait to get in garden tomorrow and start planting
Thank you again for the growing kit, the kids love it and it will give them a responsibility in looking after them