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Seedy Saturday 2016

Seedy Saturday 2016

Seedy Saturday is back! It doesn’t seem like a year since the last one, but the seasons have turned once again and so we find ourselves racing towards the seventh ‘seed and spud spectacular’.

Come along to Timsbury Conygre Hall on Saturday 12 March 2016 from 10am to 2pm, where Seedy Saturday will once again prove to be THE local event that offers 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.

Swap your locally grown seed varieties for something new and different for the coming growing season, enjoy browsing the usual wide range of stalls selling potatoes, onions, shallots, garlic, plants, local produce, crafts, gifts, books and more…

Nigel Hurst of Bath Beekeepers gives a talk on honeybees

Nigel Hurst of Bath Beekeepers gives a talk on honeybees
Photo: Kerry James

Listen in and ask questions of our experts on the subjects of: growing better courgettes, pumpkins, and squashes; the role of honey bees; and tips to improve your potato crop.

Get your children involved, with popular children’s craft activities and storytelling sessions.

Plus, take a break with something tasty and delicious from our café, which will be providing refreshments and homemade treats throughout.

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. 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:

What’s happening?

People bring their home saved seeds to swap

People bring their home saved seeds to swap
Photo: Kerry James

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

Stalls selling potatoes, onions, shallots, garlic, specialist seeds and plants – Beans and Herbs and Pennard Plants; handmade preserves and produce, crafts, gifts and books – Eco-logic Books, Nature’s Gifts, Timmy’s Chillies.

Free talks by expert growers:

  • 11am – “Growing courgettes, squashes and pumpkins” – Pippa Rosen, Beans and Herbs
  • 12pm – “Honey bees: our buzzy benefactors – Nigel Hurst, Bath Beekeepers
  • 1pm – “Potatoes and other tubers: how to get a good crop” – Chris Smith, Pennard Plants
Storytelling sessions captivate young growers

Storytelling sessions captivate young growers
Photo: Kerry James

Children’s storytelling with Kate Johns, ‘The Story Pedlar’:

  • 10.30am – “Growing Good”
  • 11.30am – “Millie’s Chickens”
  • 12.30pm – “Honey Biscuits”

Kids’ craft activities with Kate Johns, ‘The Story Pedlar’, where they can have fun creating and planting a cress G O O D, crafting an eggbox chicken, and printing a bubblewrap hive. There will be a £1 charge for each craft activity per child.

An opportunity to meet and share tips

An opportunity to meet and share tips and stories
Photo: Kerry James

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

Community-based information about gardening, horticulture, beekeeping, wildlife and sustainable lifestyles and communities Avon Wildlife TrustBath Beekeepers, Recycling and Composting Roadshow, Stephen Young Garden Services, Somersetshire Coal Canal Society, and Taste of Timsbury.

The poster for Seedy Saturday 2016

Seedy Saturday 2016

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: 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 School Cottages B&B.


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