Kate Harrison of Seedy Sunday says make a date in your diary for Sunday 2nd February 2020:
Seedy Sunday holds a special place in the hearts of many BHOGG members. The event was founded with very similar aims – to help people to grow healthy, successful crops and plants which will thrive in local growing conditions.
For many of us it feels like the start of the gardening year: a chance to review our planting plans, check what seeds we have and the seeds we dream of. It’s a chance to learn something new, to re-connect with old friends and make new ones, and to encounter a host of wonderful stalls selling plants and tools and promoting local community organisations – BHOGG will have a stall there.
Seedy Sunday is the UK’s largest and oldest community seed swap event. The heart of the event is our seed swap table, where you can get a huge range of seeds in exchange for a packet of your own seeds or a donation of 50p per packet.
There will also be a wide range of stalls from specialist seed growers and nurseries to community groups and charities. Speakers will give advice on growing, and on the politics of local and global horticulture. This year for the first time, the famous Real Junk Food Project will be offering delicious organic, vegetarian food and drinks in the pop-up cafe. There will be a children’s area where kids and their parents or guardians can have fun creating and learning about nature and growing.
We are still welcoming volunteers – a great chance to meet fellow enthusiasts and have a fun couple of hours at the event really soaking up the atmosphere and energy of this iconic Brighton and Hove day! If you’re interested, contact Esther on firstname.lastname@example.org before January 30th.
Visit Seedy Sunday at Brighton and Hove Sixth Form College, 205 Dyke Rd, Hove, BN3 6EG on February 2nd 2020, 10.30-16.00. Entrance is still only £3!
BHOGG will be there with their usual stall selling organic plant fertilizers and offering a hands on opportunity to plant your very own organic broad bean seed. Come and say hi!