Seedy Sunday - Community Seed Swap
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is holding a community seed swap event on Sunday 21st February. ‘Seedy Sunday’ is aimed at bringing together seed savers, herb and home-grown veg enthusiasts, local gardening, allotment and community groups as well as organisations campaigning for sustainable food production and biodiversity. Everyone is welcome to come along and exchange locally-grown, traditional variety vegetable seeds with other enthusiasts.
The centre-piece of the day is a ‘Table Top Seed Swap’ area and our experts from the Heritage Seed Library will be on hand to talk about what seed to save and how to save it, heritage seed varieties and other related movements, alongside other like minded organisations. There will be fun family activities around the topic of seeds, too.
Experts from the Garden will be offering a drop-in clinic focusing on the subjects of ‘Success with Seeds’ – how to ensure you get the best results from your home grown seeds – and ‘How to Go About Saving Your Own Seed’, with tips on how to select the best seed and what conditions to keep it in. They will be more than happy to talk about any seed-saving, seed-collecting and growing topics, though!
To encourage folk to bring something to put on the Seed Swap Table Top the Garden is making admission to the Garden on the day free to anyone who brings along some seeds to swap! Even if you don’t have anything to swap, you can still have seeds – all they ask is that you make a donation. All seeds should come from local gardeners and growers who grow open-pollinated varieties. Please put seeds into a brown envelope which should be carefully and clearly labelled with what’s inside and the year it was harvested.
The National Botanic Garden opens from 10am until 4.30pm.
There's no need to book a place, just turn up on the day.