Woolworths has announced that the wildly popular collectible Ooshies will soon be replaced by a new environmentally-friendly series ‘Discovery Gardens’.
The garden-themed collectibles is based on the successful ‘Little Garden’ which has previously been rolled out in New Zealand and South Africa.
The alternative to the plastic mini-figurines, Discovery Garden will allow keen shoppers to collect one of 24 plantable seed packs with each qualifying spend.
According to the New Zealand’s ‘Little Garden’ website, each seed package contains:
- A Seed Mat or Seed Sachet –
Seed Mat: a small number of seeds of the same plant type e.g. herb or vegetable, are embedded in biodegradable paper
Seed Sachet: a small number of seeds of the same plant type e.g. herb or vegetable, are packed into a small foil sachet.
- A Soil Tablet – a brown dehydrated growing medium pressed into a compact round shape
- A Pot – a small, fully biodegradable seedling pot for putting the soil and seeds into
- A Seed Label – a coloured cardboard label that will identify what’s growing in each pot
A Woolworths spokesperson said: “Woolworths is excited to confirm that we will be launching Woolworths Discovery Garden in September, a new collectible designed to give Australians of all ages the opportunity to grow their very own fresh food.”