Seed Swap

Seed Swap

THE ELEVENTH BLETCHLEY
SEED SWAP
to be held on
Saturday 16th February 2019
at
Freeman Church Hall
Buckingham Road
MK3 5HH
From 10am – 2pm
Entrance £1
Heritage and locally grown seeds
Delicious home made cakes and light lunches
Gardening advice
Gardening Bring and Buy Stall
Plant Stall
Master Composter
For details phone Jan on 01908 372138, Theresa on 01908 375142

Why Seed Swaps?

By saving and swapping seeds gardeners help to keep alive the genetic diversity of flowers, herbs and vegetables. They also enjoy the adventure of growing something unusual.

Seed Swaps also 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 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!)