Swap seeds at Seedy Saturday in Lewes

Lewes Town Hall

Lewes Town Hall

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Bring your garden and growing problems to Gardeners’ Question Time at Seedy Saturday Lewes on Saturday February 7 in Lewes Town Hall.

Organisers will have local experts to advise you, including Kevin Martin, Glyndebourne head gardener, Bernard McDonagh, seed-saving expert from the Sussex Community Seedbank and Sarah Rideout, compost doctor and allotment expert.

There will also be talks on biological pest control and on how to look after pollinators in your garden, plus workshops on willow weaving and tool sharpening.

Seedy Saturday is a lively and much anticipated feature of the Lewes winter calendar. John, a keen local gardener and allotment hopeful said: “This will be an exciting day.

“I’m looking forward to the expert talks, particularly the one on pollinators, also to swapping seeds and hopefully buying seed potatoes. It’s great to start looking forward to spring and lighter days.”

As usual there will be a seed swap where visitors can bring their seeds to trade.

There will also be creative activities for children, stalls selling usual and unusual seeds and plants, information on community growing groups and locally made food and drink.

The event runs from 10am to 3pm. Entrance £1, children free.

Visit www.commoncause.org.uk/seedysaturday to find out more.

Seedy Saturday Lewes is in its eighth year and is a partnership of individuals and community groups.

It has been given financial support this year from Lewes Town Council.