Seed Swap – Saturday 26th March 2011

Growing Newsome Seed Swap

Saturday 26th March

10am to 12 noon

Newsome Scout Hall

Please come along to our Seed Swap to get together with other food growers, swap seeds and seedlings, get advice (or give advice) about growing your own food and find out what’s going on in the Newsome area.

This year’s Seed Swap features:

  • Seed and seedling stall – swap what you’ve brought or collect some seeds and seedlings in exchange for a small donation. Pick up some seed potatoes and shallots.
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust / Stirley Farm – Kim Warren (Food Education Officer) will be giving growing demonstrations and you can get a grow-bag delivered to your home to help you get started with growing your own salads.
  • 1,000 Fruit Trees – be part of this Kirklees Council project to plant 1,000 fruit trees in the Newsome Ward by giving a home to a tree. Get an apple tree to plant in your garden (along with stake, tie and planting instructions) in exchange for a £5 donation. The funds raised will be used to buy herb plants to create a ‘herb corridor’ along a footpath in Newsome.
  • Reading Circle book stall – with all sorts of books, plus you can pick up a copy of “A Life Like Other People’s” by Alan Bennett, as part of World Book Night.
  • Newsome Out to Play – find out about outdoor play activities for children in the Newsome Ward in the coming year as part of the “Play in the Community” programme.
  • Food growing advice – ask questions about food growing and find out about local projects.
  • Refreshments – tea and home made cakes on sale.

Bring along your seeds and seedlings to swap, or spare plant pots to donate to Growing Newsome – or just come and browse our stalls.

Children are welcome and admission is free.

Seed Swap leaflet (pdf)

1000 Fruit Trees Project (pdf)

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