Events

Events

SEED SWAP 2022

THE FOURTEENTH BLETCHLEY
SEED SWAP

to be held on
Saturday 12th February 2022
at the Freeman Memorial Methodist Church Hall
Buckingham Road,

Bletchley MK3 5HH
From 10am – 2pm

Further details will be advised nearer the date.

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!)