A few weeks ago Dr Larissa Naylor from the University of Glasgow joined us for our 1st anniversary celebration, taking part in our discussion panel. As a token of our appreciation we gifted Larissa a packet of wildflower seeds – thrift, to be exact. Thrift, or armeria maritima, with its beautiful pink flowers loves to grow by the sea; sea cliffs, saltmarshes and dunes are some of it’s favourite places.
We were delighted to receive an email a week later to say that Larissa’s two young children wanted to grow the thrift with their nursery classes. Cue some excellent photos of wee ones getting stuck in to some seed sowing! They’ll now be tending them with care and consideration for the coming few weeks.
Once the seeds have germinated and grown into substantial seedlings they’ll be sending them back to us so that we can use them with community groups who want to spruce up their shoreline, bringing it full circle back to Edinburgh.