Seed swap days

We have been to 2 “Seed swap days” in the last week.  Last Sunday was a big “Seedy Sunday” held at Stentwood Farm near Dunkerswell.  Stentwood Farm is run by a community who have a bakery called “The Common Loaf”.  They make artisan bread and sell it at farmer’s markets in the area.  Anyway they have a farm with lots of parking and a tea room, so were ideally suited to hosting the Seedy Sunday.  People bring along unwanted seeds, or seeds they have collected from their plants, in little envelopes, and these are then swapped for other seeds.

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I collected Budleia seeds and also enveloped up some runner bean seeds we had collected from last year’s harvest.

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It was an all day long event and people could donate some money if they didn’t have any seeds to swap.

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After sorting out some seeds people could go downstairs to the tea rooms to have a cuppa.

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Although it was a bitterly cold day there was a good turnout. The event was organised by the Blackdown Hills Transition Group.

Today the Honiton Transition Group had a seed stand at a community Fayre in the town, so we went along to that too.  We were a bit late and didn’t manage to get many seeds, but it will be interesting to grow a few new varieties this year and see what comes up.

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2 Comments »

  1. Damaris said

    Brilliant idea, swapping seeds. I’ve never heard of anything like it in Italy.

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