Swap Seeds in Newtown
Newtown Kicks off Seed Swapping for 2011
The Seedy Sunday network encourages gardeners and growers to save seed and to swap them, and it is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Of course it does not have to be a Sunday, and we are holding the first Newtown community seed swap event on a Saturday, 19th Feb, as Cwm Harry Land Trust, from 10.30 am – 3.00 pm. Unit ‘H’ Vastre Road, Newtown.
For all sorts of reasons SELLING saved seed is against the law, but swapping saved seed is encouraged, and even if you have none to swap yourself, you can always make a small donation, or agree to volunteer on our garden project in return for any you do take.
It is really important that all gardeners get involved in saving at least some of their own seed because its FREE, promotes biodiversity and local strains of seed, conserves older varieties, builds links between local growers in the area, and improves local food security.
This informal event is free to enter, (donations accepted but not expected), we will be offering some talks on seed saving and growing techniques and offering tours of our community garden. There is lots to know about seed saving, some plants are really easy to save seed from and grow on the next year, whereas others need some specialist skill or attention for success.
If you would like to help organise or contribute to this event in any way please get in touch. Otherwise, just come along on the day, no need to book.