Want to start your own grow-your-own adventure?
CSSC Member and volunteer Robert Gillies and a group of like-minded friends wanted to give something back to their community and improve the town they lived in. They thought it would be great to have fruit trees all over the town where the kids could get free fruit and that was how the East Kilbride Development Trust began. The Trust also offers courses in composting, bee-keeping and chicken-rearing and encourages cooking and healthy eating amongst various other community projects.
The focus of the group is to facilitate an increasing interest to improve the environmental sustainability of community life and help people learn about and grow their own food.
CSSC is donating £1000 to the Trust to help towards their annual running costs and in exchange, the group has agreed to send seeds to any members looking to start their grow-your-own adventure.
How to order you free seeds
To order your free seeds (a full list can be found below - maximum five packs per member), simply send a stamped adressed envelope (A5) with a note containing your name, CSSC membership number and the requested seeds (from the Autumn selection) to Robert Gillies, CSSC Free Seeds Offer, EKDT, 7 Campbell Place, Murray, East Kilbride, G75 0HD.
Please allow 2 weeks for your request to be processed.
All seeds have been cultivated and propagated in the UK from top quality organic plants that will give you the best results.
What to grow in Autumn
Broad beans, Asparagus, Peas, Garlic, Onions, Spring Onions, Winter Lettuce, Lambs Lettuce, Spinach and Spring Cabbage.
Helpful winter tip – Board Beans
If the beans are in an exposed position and grow too tall (above a foot) over winter, they can wave around and split just above ground level, so put in canes or sticks and string if necessary.