Growing interest for the new Sawbridgeworth Seed Swap
“Well, unless you really like cabbage, are you going to use all 300 seeds in your packet?”
The inaugural Sawbridgeworth Seed and Plant Swap, run in conjunction with the Town Council, will take place at the Bell Street car park Farmers’ Market on Saturday April 6th from 9am till 1pm. Organised entirely by an enthusiastic group of local school children, the event aims to help build community and encourage people to grow things they might not have otherwise tried.
The concept of the seed swap is simple, just bring along your surplus plants and seeds and trade them for something new. It’s not only seeds you can swap though, it’s a great opportunity to meet other keen growers and to trade information and tips about your new seeds or plants or any other gardening quandaries. Don’t worry if you don’t have anything to swap at this time you can still come along, peruse the selection available and then take away anything you fancy for a small donation.
It is free to attend and the energetic young group running the event are promoting it through allotment groups, community web sites and periodicals, even producing their own posters to raise awareness – all of which they hope will attract a good attendance on the day.
This is a great effort by these keen young horticulturalists and hopefully one that will, quite literally, grow and grow. I would encourage everyone to go along and support this fantastic initiative if you can.
Other stalls at Sawbridgeworth Farmers’ Market provide fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, home baking and various craft items. For more information about the market call 01279 724537 or visit the website here.
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