We are taking Growing Together, our community food growing project, off-site, right out into the community and straight to you – from a distance! Free seeds, ideas for growing and how you can help keep your community growing project alive.

Spring is such an inspiring and exciting time of year. Like our plants, we all thrive as we feel the first bit of warmth in the sun and relish the longer days.  It is a time for growing and renewing energy levels. This year we find ourselves in a very different place that calls for very different ideas as we all work to keep our community together.

Here’s the plan:

Sharon has twenty packets of seeds to send out. We would like you to follow the instructions on the pack and get sowing. Have a look in the recycling for some quirky containers to start off the seeds and be sure to send a drawing or photo every step along the way as you sow, grow, harvest and eat! We hope people will be inspired to share stories, photos and ultimately recipes.

Don’t be afraid to experiment: What happens if you put some seeds in the dark, or don’t water others? Make a prediction, record your findings – or just get stuck in and GROW!

This is a great ‘little and often’ activity that is all about caring, life cycles, community and so much more.

Sunflower Superhighway in the Sky   We also have LOTS of sunflower seeds to send out….could yours be the tallest, smallest, have the biggest or most flowers? Can you grow your sunflower so tall that your neighbour can see it pop up over the fence? Help us spread sunshine and sunflowers across our community.

Email Sharon with your name and address to request seeds and/or sunflower seeds (!)

Important: This is a home-based activity only. Always ask permission before sowing any seeds or planting any flowers or trees. Never do this in any public place without first asking the landowner’s permission.

Bookmark Sharon on the Vine for regular growing tips and ideas.

Don’t forget to check in with Links and Resources for more ideas and activities.