During the development of Seeds of Hope Scotland, we've come across several organisations we can recommend. They have fantastic products and services, and - as importantly - excellent ethics.
We don't get paid to promote any particular organisations. So if one is listed below, it just means we really like them!
If Seeds of Hope Scotland can't provide you with what you're after, we suggest to check out the following folk and see if they can.
INDOOR STARTER KITS
Family-run and based in North Somerset, Purple Bloom Seeds are a social enterprise promoting therapeutic horticulture (indoors, outdoors, big spaces, small spaces...anywhere and everywhere!). They are trying with all their might to get kids into growing their own food!
They sell beautiful handmade, eco-friendly packets of herbs, edible flower seeds and grow your own starter kits.
They are proud supporters of Seeds of Hope Scotland.
COMMUNITY GARDENING WORKSHOPS
The Edible Gardening Project is based at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and shares horticultural knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for growing food with diverse communities.
The Project receives support from players of People's Postcode Lottery.
Community groups interested in getting involved in the project can find more information about how to apply on the Edible Gardening Project website.
FRUIT AND WOODLAND TREES
Habitat Aid is a small Somerset-based business selling plants and seeds.
They're particularly keen on native species, and they make regular donations from online sales to small, science-based UK conservation charities.
They sell a fantastic range of native fruit trees and woodland trees - you can browse them all right here.
Potato House is just down the road from us, in Dundee.
They sell a huge selection of organic, heritage and speciality seed potatoes - in a quite extraordinary range of colours!
And they also have this super-helpful guide, all about which potato you should grow, where, and when.
They're a small, family-run business, with all potatoes grown by them. Free UK delivery.