Seedling Sunday in Machyntlleth on May 15th
This is Rubbish has been given the wonderful opportunity of hosting Mach's Seedling Sunday on May 15th this year.
This is Rubbish believes social space encourages conversation, and room to discuss food waste solutions. We use interactive and participatory means to facilitate community ideas generation with regard to how best to reduce food waste in the British food industry and at home: we explicitly focus on the arts and social games to engage people with the issue of food waste, and believe that sustainable solutions can be pleasurable and community-orientated.
Waste food is obviously part of the larger issue of food security in a growing global population with finite resources. Seed-saving, growing your own and local production of crops are a hugely valuable and integral part of sustainable food production, and that is why it is so relevant to bring these two elements together for action.
There was no seed swap in Mach this year, owing to the finite resources of Dyfi Valley Seedsavers, who have been incredibly busy with other enterprising schemes like the Powys Orchard project: so everyone is poised to make Seedling Sunday incredibly vibrant and varied, demonstrating and embodying the huge diversity of skills that there are in the Machyntlleth community.
We would love for you to bring some of the practical and applicable knowledge that you all have to this event. There will be the normal stalls, so let me know if you are interested in having a stall this year, and please pass this on to any other producers, growers, crafty creators that you think might be interested. Please come down and bring your produce, promote you organisation/ business, and swap some seedlings, eat delicious food (that would have otherwise been wasted) and enjoy yourself at the same time.
I would really love for there to be a demonstrative element to stalls this year, so if you have any ideas about what this could be for your stall, and you need certain facilities or space, please let me know, and i'll be more than happy to try and organise that for you.