Big Plant Swap – Saturday 21st May 2022

Big Plant Swap

Saturday 21st May 2022
10am to 1pm

Free admission – all welcome

Newsome Scout Hall, Newsome Road South, Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

Edible plants and flowers

Plant Swap

Come and take your pick from hundreds of plants and seedlings at our popular annual plant swap – great for food growers and friends. You can choose from: Vegetables, Salads, Herbs, Fruit and Wildlife-friendly flowers.

You’re very welcome to bring along plants, seedlings, cuttings or seeds to swap.

Our top tips for plant swappers

  • It’s really helpful to other growers if you can label your plants.
  • You might like to bring along a trug, basket or tray to carry your plants home in.
  • We advise hanging around to see what else appears during the morning.

Don’t worry if you don’t have anything to swap – you don’t need to bring something to be able to take something. You can make a donation to Growing Newsome in exchange for your plants.

We also accept donations of plants ahead of the event – just email us if you have something to share: growingnewsome@gmail.com


Lots more to enjoy…

swapping plants

Seed Swap – vegetables and other seeds to swap or buy.

Stalls, including local produce on sale.

Children’s craft activities.

Plant some seeds to grow on your windowsill.

Tea, coffee and home made cakes.

Information about growing your own food.

Crop protection materials on sale.

Find out about local projects and events.


Meet local growing and wellbeing organisations

We’ll be joined on the day by:

  • Peaceful Remedies – including an Outdoor Yoga taster session at 1pm
  • Huddersfield Raw Honey – with local honey available to buy
  • Growing Works – with an activity or two for you to try

Join us for lunch

plant swap lunch

Served 12 noon to 1pm

Enjoy a healthy lunch at Newsome Scout Hall – with recipes for you to take home. We’ll be serving a selection of tasty salads from our Spring salad bar with pasta and roasted vegetables, plus a fruit pudding.

We ask for a small donation to cover the costs of making your lunch.


Want to help?

Volunteer
We’re looking for volunteers to help out with our events and activities. Contact us at growingnewsome@gmail.com to find out more, or ask on the day.

Print our poster
Help us to promote the event:
Big Plant Swap poster 2022 (PDF)

Stalls & info

If your local group or organisation are interested in having a stall at one of our events or you’d like to bring some local information to share on the day, please get in touch: growingnewsome@gmail.com


What happens at the Plant Swap?
Here’s a short film about Growing Newsome’s Plant Swap, made by Alistair I Macdonald at Curlew Films for Plant it Grow it Eat it.


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