Here are some ideas of ways to re-distribute your seedlings. Please get in touch if you have other ways of doing it: email@example.com, or you need some support.
If you have links with a school, find out all students registered for free school meals and share a message with the school that they can pass on to those families (leave veg at the school gate)
Find your nearest mutual aid group on WhatsApp and send a message there (if you don’t have access to this, we can help)
Find your nearest faith group – churches and mosques are a great network to tap into
Get in touch with your nearest childrens’ centre – they may not be open, but they will definitely be in contact with families who would appreciate some extra veg
You may have a local community garden or allotment that would welcome some summer seedlings; check out our online map to find one near you
Perhaps you have a neighbour who is still shielding – would they like a couple of plants?
Leave seedlings on your doorstep and invite neighbours to take a pot – maybe say something about how they reach people who wouldn’t normally grow food? There’s a downloadable print out for you at the bottom. Invite any growers to get in touch with us for support through email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live on an estate, talk with the TRA and see if they can help with distribution. Urban Growth is working on several estates across the borough and will be helping us with this.
Perhaps your local GP surgery or pharmacy knows of people who could do with some extra food.
Once you have some plants to give away, download and print out the message below, which you can display along with your seedlings. If you are able, try to keep a count of what you hand on and to how many people.