‘Seedy Sunday” is coming to Wellington. The event aims to offer experienced gardeners as well as beginners the chance to swap and share seeds, plus practical tips on growing vegetables and herbs, composting and other aspects of eco-friendly gardening.
One of the organisers, Val Mister, said: “We’ll have seeds that you can’t buy in the shops, locally grown vegetable varieties that have been around for many generations, that taste good and grow well are being lost to EU legislation.
“Yet locally grown and saved seed is better adapted to local growing conditions. Seedy Sunday Wellington and many other seed-swaps around the world aim to keep these precious resources alive.
Val was deeply involved in the Brighton Seedy Sunday event when she lived in the town. Established for over 10 years it now attacts over 3000 visitors, with over 70 stallholders.
With seeds now so expensive, the seed swap will provide an opportunity for gardeners, current and wannabee, to come along and share their surplus seeds and try out others they may not have grown before. Locally grown flower and herb as well as vegetable seeds will be available.
The event, part of the Transition Town Wellington initiative, is holding a ‘seed swap’ at The Dolphin pub in Waterloo Road, Wellington on Sunday 9th February from 2-4pm.
Those new to gardening who don’t have anything to swap are welcome to come along and choose some seeds they would like to try growing – a small voluntary donation is welcome but not essential.
There will also be activities for children, making bird-feeders
- More information about Seedy Sunday Wellington is available from Val Mister 01823 661235 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Transition Town Wellington food group meets every month. For more information visit the TTW website www.transitionwellington.org.uk