I was not disappointed and neither were the tweens.
In case this is as new to you as it was to me; Sow. Give. Grow. is a project devoted to sharing the wonders of growing your own food. The aim is to motivate people to nurture an anonymously gifted seedling which will in-turn provide food. (from the website)
What could be more fun than sneaking around town, strategically placing seed packets to await collection from their new owners! If it wasn't the dead of winter and I happened to have some seedlings on the go I would've been very tempted to drop off a couple of newpaper pots containing such delights as well...
Oh, well. It IS the middle of winter and seeds are all we have. Parsley seed as it turns out..by the handful. So into individual foil wrappers they went and then into the envelopes which were printed on our home printer, directly off the SGG website.
Being school holidays the tweens were around and soon got in on the action, embracing the whole idea! This I love to see!
It was then with a spring in our step and our hearts a'pumping we headed out to fill a morning with errands, all the while keenly pondering over where might be a good spot to leave our precious packages..
(all photos by the 11yo!)
A telephone booth (do people even use them nowadays?) or perhaps a busy food court table?
Or a pedestrian crossing and petrol pump....
Maybe even a drop in the large craft shop as we strolled along. Ahh! A supermarket trolley..maybe?
This was SO much fun and the girls were eager to participate in the whole exercise..from making the envelopes and writing down the details to the positioning of the seed packets and the photographing..I don't know if I could be so competant when they are back at school. Being sneaky and attempting not to get caught in the process was a great thrill although we did have a couple of close calls.
If you are keen to try this yourself, hop on over to the Sow.Give.Grow. website for further details and to say hi to BruiseMouse, who you may have seen already around the traps (pun partially intended!).
This surely has to be one of the best ways to get people excited about growing their own food!