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Seedy Saturday 2015

Seedy Saturday 2015

Another year, another seed swap! Seedy Saturday’s reputation for being lively and full of surprises grows year on year, and this year will be no exception…

Seedy Saturday has outgrown its former home, so for our sixth year, the ‘seedy spudtacular’ will take place at Timsbury Conygre Hall on Saturday 14 March 2015 from 10am to 2pm, offering growers at all stages and ages the chance to share their own seeds, exchange tips and experiences, browse local products and learn about community activities.

Pennard Plants offer a range of produce, plants and seeds

Pennard Plants offer a range of produce, plants and seeds
Photo: Phil Gray

As well as the seed swap, there will be the usual wide range of stalls to browse selling potatoes, onions, shallots, garlic, plants, local produce, crafts, gifts, books and more…plus expert talks on perennial vegetables, bees and beans, children’s craft activities and storytelling sessions, and a café providing refreshments and delicious homemade treats.

By growing, saving and swapping seeds, you can help to keep some wonderful old varieties alive, conserve biodiversity and create locally adapted varieties. So come and ‘Get Seedy!’ with us yet again. Bring your family and friends, and let’s have fun swapping, sharing, growing and learning.

Adults £1 (on the door), children under 16 free. For more information, visit: www.seedysaturday.org.uk

What’s happening?

Choosing seeds at the seed swap

Visitors to the seed swap choose their seeds
Photo: Phil Gray

Seed swap all day – for exchanging home-saved and unwanted seeds (or make a small donation if no seeds to swap – recommended 50p a packet).

Stalls selling potatoes, onions, shallots, garlic, heritage and organic seeds and plants – Beans and Herbs and Pennard Plants; handmade preserves and produce, crafts, gifts and books – Eco-logic Books, Made in Bradley, Nature’s Gifts, Timmy’s Chillies and Tim Bee’s woodcraft.

Storytelling with Kate Johns of Barefoot Books

Storytelling with Kate Johns of Barefoot Books
Photo: Phil Gray

Free talks by expert growers at:

  • 11am – ‘Perennial vegetables’ – Chris Smith, Pennard Plants
  • 12pm – ‘Honey bees – our buzzy benefactors’ – Nigel Hurst, Bath Beekeepers
  • 1pm – ‘Brilliant Beans and how to grow them’ – Pippa Rosen, Beans and Herbs

Children’s storytelling sessions with Barefoot Books, at:

  • 10.30am – ‘The Giant Turnip’
  • 11.30am – ‘What’s This?: the life cycle of the plant’
  • 12.30pm – ‘The Magic Garden’

Kids’ craft activities with Barefoot Books, where they can have fun making paper pots for sunflowers and pinecone feeders for birds. There will be a £1 charge for each craft activity per child, in return for a voucher that can be redeemed against purchases from Barefoot Books on the day.

Nigel and Alyson Hurst from the Bath Beekeepers Association

Nigel and Alyson Hurst from the Bath Beekeepers Association
Photo: Phil Gray

A hub for sharing practical advice on gardening and growing your own.

Community-based information from local groups, about gardening, horticulture, beekeeping, wildlife and sustainable lifestyles and communities – Avon Wildlife TrustBath BeekeepersRadford Mill Farm, RSPB, Recycling and Composting Roadshow, Stephen Young Garden Services, Timsbury Environment Group and Timsbury Horticultural Society.

The poster for Seedy Saturday 2015

Download the programme

Café selling tea and coffee, soft drinks, bacon rolls and homemade cake.

For more information, including full details about the event, traders and exhibitors, please visit: www.seedysaturday.org.uk or download the Seedy Saturday programme (pdf, 1Mb).

Seedy Saturday is organised by a small group of local and dedicated volunteers and is sponsored by: Pennard PlantsBeans and Herbs and Barefoot Books.

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