Events

Events

2021 Events

Please Note:

Due to the Coronavirus situation currently affecting us all, we have had to cancel our meetings. We will be reviewing the situation as soon as it is safe to do so.

However, we are thrilled to advise that we are able to proceed with our 13th Seed Swap event, due to take place outside, please see details as follows.

Welcome to our SEED SWAP 2021

THE THIRTEENTH BLETCHLEY
SEED SWAP

to be held on
Saturday 20th March 2021
at the front drive of
72 Stoke Road, Water Eaton, MK2 3AD
From 10am – 4pm

This will be held in a large paved area in front of the house.

Please park on roads nearby.

Buses numbers 1, 5, 6 and F77 stop in Stoke Road or Drayton Road.  Stoke Road is a turning off Drayton Road at the double roundabout from Water Eaton Road/ Manor Road.

Please note that we will be encompassing the following Covid safety procedures.

Please could we have donations of packets of seeds; either ones which you have saved, and/or unwanted commercial seeds. We will not be asking for a 50p donation for packets of seeds, as we think it’s more important to donate seeds to people, rather than fund raise at the moment.

Also, we will have a plant sale. Have you got any self-seeded plants that are multiplying in your garden, that you could pot up? We are asking that people bring change with them for buying plants, as we will not handle money on the day.

Please could you donate seeds by dropping them off into the grey lidded plastic box on the drive of 46 Napier Street, Fenny Stratford MK2 2NF, or by posting them to the above address, or by requesting collection. If you cannot manage to deliver seeds or plants before the event, they will be accepted on the day at Stoke Road.

Any queries or requests, please phone: 01908 372138. There is an answerphone.

Seed Swaps can offer varieties that do well in the local environment.

Commercial seed companies must pay a fee to register each seed variety that they sell. Understandably, they choose to sell the seeds that will be most profitable. It is illegal to sell seeds that are not registered on the European or National Seed Lists.

It is also illegal for Seed Swaps to sell seeds as they are not registered, which is why we usually ask for donations for packets of seeds.

Organised Seed Swaps began in Canada in the 1980s, but gardeners have been swapping seeds informally for centuries.

The first seed swap organised in England was in Brighton, in 2001, and, known as Seedy Sunday it has grown and flourished (rather like the seeds themselves, one hopes!)