January 22, 2014

The Great Hull Seedswap Event Saturday 1 February

Hull Seed Swap
Saturday 1st February 2014, 12noon-4pm
Freedom Centre
Preston Road
Seed Swap Poster
Building on the success of the local Green Prosperity and Food 360 projects, which work to help people to become more self-sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint, plans have now been finalised for Hull’s first Seed Swap event.

The aim is to encourage local individuals, families and community groups to get together to benefit from free growing talks and workshops, and to share seeds, information and resources for their mutual benefit.

Groups and individuals from across Hull are encouraged to come along to enjoy talks from an exciting line-up of famous gardening experts from around the country, including top florist Dr Rachel Petheram, currently featuring on BBC2’s Great British Garden Revival, founder of the worldwide Incredible Edible movement Mary Clear, and Sheena Cooper from the Secret Seed Society, an inspirational organisation who get children enthused about growing and cooking vegetables. There will also be a ‘homemade takeaway’ cookery demo and a speaker from the Beverley Beekeepers Association, amongst others.

In addition, hundreds of varieties of seeds will be available at the event to swap or to take away for a small donation.
There will also be an outdoor market where a diverse array of traders will be showcasing the very best local produce, which will be available to sample and purchase throughout the day.

On the first floor of the Freedom Centre children and families will be able to enjoy fun crafts and seed art activities.
The event, including admittance to all talks and workshops is completely FREE, and so we are hopeful that residents of East Hull and gardeners from across the city and beyond will turn out to support the event.

It is our intention that this will be the first of an annual event that will be hosted by a different organisation each year, to encourage increased collaboration and cohesiveness amongst Hull’s many fantastic growing projects.

Organiser Bryony Macfadyen said of the event ,”Having been inspired by seed swaps elsewhere in the country, I thought it would exciting to bring the idea back to Hull. I hope it will be a great day for sharing seeds and ideas and helping our communities to grow.”

EMS - Environmental & Management Solutions
Unit E, Preston Road Village Centre
Tel: 01482 709810
Email: info@emsyorkshire.co.uk
Registered Company Number: 6978334
Registered Charity Number: 1132419