Popular event is back for its 11th year

Keen gardeners and allotment owners will be able to share ideas and pick up tips next month.

Saturday, 21st January 2017, 11:00 am
Visitors at last year's Seedy Saturday event. Photograph: David Bradford

The annual Seedy Saturday event in Lewes will return for its 11th year on February 4.

It will run from 10am to 3pm in the Town Hall.

Those visiting will have the chance to swap seeds, buy plants and speak to those involved in community gardening projects.

There will also be two talks and a Q&A session: Richard Wright, of the Feed Bristol Project, will discuss growing edible mushrooms from 10.30am; Cristina Blandino, of Kew Gardens and Wakehurst Place, and Joanna Carter, of the Lewes Wild Flower Project, will speak about seed saving from midday; and Gaynor Hartnell, who has had an allotment for 25 years, will chair a Q&A for guests from 1.30pm, so that they can share tips and ask questions.

On top of that, visitors can expect workshops on tool sharpening and willow weaving, activities for children and the chance to enjoy some home-made refreshments.

Admission is £1 for adults; children go free.

Seedy Saturday is run by a group of volunteers; they are looking for more people to help. Those interested should visit www.commoncause.org.uk

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