Due to the popularity of Falmouth’s first ever Community Seed Swap last year, known as ‘Seedy Saturday’ it is now to become an annual event and will be held this year on Saturday 15th March from 11 am to 3pm at Falmouth Green Centre, situated at the rear of Falmouth School.
Seedy Saturday is a partnership event between Falmouth Allotment Association, Falmouth Green Centre and Transition Falmouth. It is one of a number of seed swap activities being organised across the country. Other Towns in Cornwall participating in swaps include Truro, St Austell, Penzance and Helston.
Lorely Lloyd of Transition Falmouth says
“The event enables you to swap surplus seeds you may have for other peoples seeds, its also an opportunity to meet gardeners, seed savers, herb and wild flower enthusiasts, as well as gardening and community groups and organisations working for environmental sustainability.”
Ms Lloyd added
“It is an ideal way to for local people to increase the range of plants and vegetables they grow, people should bring spare seeds and seedlings to swap, however if you have none a free packet of seed will be available to start you swapping”.
There will also be an opportunity to visit the Falmouth Green Centre site, which operates as a horticultural community enterprise, providing local volunteering opportunities. The Centre’s Nursery will be open for sales of organically grown herbs, wildflowers and trees during the event, whilst all visitors will be given a free willow tree to plant.
Joan Gaynor, Falmouth Green Centre project co-ordinator says
“We are a busy community project, managed by local people to promote environmentally friendly gardening and provide volunteering opportunities. We think seed swapping is great idea and should be encouraged, we are also very interested in obtaining unusual seeds that are no longer commercially available”.
Falmouth Green Centre have volunteer days every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and currently have openings for people to join their volunteer team.
To find out more about Seedy Saturday contact the Green Centre, or Transition Falmouth on 01326 317587, email firstname.lastname@example.org.