Archive for March, 2020

This week, the seed potatoes have been planted in specific wooden boxes with peat-free compost at outdoor learning areas within Shortroods and Ferguslie Park. The boxes were made and delivered by the Unpaid Work Team of Renfrewshire Council.

This project involves nurseries, primary schools, after school care groups and the disability resource centre.  This is supported by the Hugh Fraser Foundation, the Rozelle Trust, Renfrewshire Council, CAF Toule Foundation and Foundation Scotland.

The harvesting of the potatoes is due to take place by the end of June 2020. However, the growing of the potatoes is affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Some volunteers involved in supporting the project have had to self-isolate and will not be able to undertake any gardening activities. Several locations are subject to temporary closures and the potatoes may not receive regular watering apart from rainwater. A weekly diary of the potato growing will be recorded by the staff over the next 3 months.

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