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Get Seedy! with Seedy Saturday 2013…

The poster for Seedy Saturday 2013

Seedy Saturday 2013

Pinch, punch…

At last! It’s March and as the blackbirds swoop across the garden with beaks full of nesting material, it’s time to shift our minds once again to the magical task of sowing and growing seeds. And what better way is there to mark the coming of spring, than to get out and about and visit a local seed swap and potato day?

If you’re in the Somerset/Bristol/Bath area (or even if you’re not!), why not make that trip to the fourth annual Seedy Saturday at Farmborough Memorial Hall on Saturday 9 March 2013 from 10am to 2pm, run in conjunction with Get Seedy!

Choosing potatoes from over 80 varieties

Choices, choices…

Bring along some of your own home-saved seed or any unwanted seeds to the seed swap (or make a small donation if you have no seeds to exchange); browse a large display of potatoes, onions, shallots, garlic, heritage and organic seeds, beans, plants and more from Beans and Herbs, Edulis NurseryPennard Plants and Thomas Etty Esq; and listen in and pick up tips from free talks by expert growers at 11am, 12pm and 1pm, on the subjects of ‘Growing Potatoes’, ‘Growing Oriental Vegetables’ and ‘Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces’.

Visitors to Seedy Saturday

The joy of seeds…

Seedy Saturday is also a hub for local growers to share practical advice on gardening, growing your own, composting, water conservation and more. There will be community-based information from local groups, about gardening, horticulture, beekeeping, wildlife and sustainable lifestyles from Avon Wildlife Trust, Bath Beekeepers, Mendip Gardening Club, Saltford Environment Group and Transition Keynsham; plus locally made crafts and preserves from Jutta’s Pet Designs and Timmy’s Chillies and home grown produce and plants.

Homegrown plants and produce

Homegrown and homemade!

If that’s not enough, you will also be entertained throughout by Priston Jubilee Morris, Somerset Morris and The Knights of King Ina and you can enjoy all of this with a warm cup of something fairtrade, a bacon bap and a slice of homemade cake…

The cost of entry is £1 for adults, with children under 16 free, so bring the whole family! For more information visit: www.seedysaturday.org.uk

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