Did you know that ONCA is home to online gift shop What You Sow? Lyndsey Haskell is one of our Caracara members and has some great gift ideas this Christmas.
What You Sow sells a carefully curated selection of gifts for gardeners, where you’ll find all sorts of treats for green fingered types, from copper tools and beautiful seed packets all the way to mini desktop gardens and precious jewellery for nature lovers. And if you can’t decide what to buy, gift cards are available in denominations of £10, £25 and £50.
With a focus on British made and fair trade products What You Sow has plenty to choose from, here’s our pick of the top 5 things we’re hoping to get in our stockings this Christmas:
Bee Friendly Organic Cotton Tea
Our favourite item is the Bee-Friendly organic cotton tea towel, telling you which flowers attract bees to your garden. Made and printed in the UK, a 75p donation is made to Friends of The Earth for each tea towel sold. What You Sow stocks plenty more gifts for people who love bees, including the next item, another favourite of ours…
Fair Trade Bee Keyring
Crocheted by hand at a Fair Trade Project in Lima, Peru the bee keyring makes a splendid stocking filler and you can also choose from a ladybird, caterpillar or snail! The project allows women to work from home meaning their children are not left unattended.
Allotinabox Grow-your-own box
An allotment in a box is the perfect gift for a novice or more experienced grower and includes seeds, a Herb Grow Wheel full of information on sowing and harvesting, a handmade ‘Scrubs Up’ soap, 5 Plant tags and 10m of Jute twine.
Blackboard Plant Markers
Labelling your plants becomes a quick and easy pleasure with these stylish blackboard markers which can be used season after season.
Handmade Gardeners Medal
A fun gift for your champion gardener, each medal is laser cut from sustainable birch wood, then carefully hand painted, varnished and sewn in Brighton.
Children’s Gardening Gloves
Not forgetting the smallest of gardeners, these gardening gloves for kids provide protection for tiny hands when weeding or handling soil and come in two sizes.