Hull Seed Swap 2020
Sat 7 March between 10.30 am and 3.00 pm
Jubilee Central, 62 King Edward Street, Hull, HU1 3SQ
At this event, organised by Hull Food Partnership and supported by Transition & Permaculture Hull, Jubilee Central and Timebank Hull & East Riding, budding and experienced gardening enthusiasts will have the opportunity to bring along surplus seeds to exchange. If you don’t have seeds to bring, don’t worry, there will be plenty available to choose from.
As well as lots of seed swapping there will be three talks by local experts:
Setting up a community allotment by Lausanne Tranter at 11.30 am http://www.constableallotment.org.uk/
Botanical printing and natural dyeing by Sue Walsh at 12.30 pm https://www.leafsong.co.uk/
The story of a woodland orchard by John Robinson at 1.30 pm https://www.facebook.com/TheWoodlandOrchard/
Hull Veg City co-ordinator, John Pickles explains:
“Hull Seed Swap is one event in our year-long campaign to inspire everyone in Hull to grow, cook and eat more vegetables. Hull has a vibrant allotment culture and at this time of the year growers young and old are making plans and looking forward to the growing season. The seed swap is a great opportunity to not only exchange seeds, but also to swap tips and growing ideas as well. Growing your own produce can be very satisfying and the seed swap aims to encourage people to get involved in improving our food culture around growing fruit and vegetables, growing successfully at
home, at allotments or community gardens all round the city.”
There were 200 attendees in 2019 and the organisers hope to match that this year. Absolutely Cultured are providing a team of well-trained volunteers to help the event run smoothly once again and Timebank Hull & East Riding will be serving hot drinks and delicious freshly made soups and snacks.
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Entry to Hull Seed Swap is FREE