My Seedy Sunday

Saving and swapping seeds took on a whole new meaning for me today after spending a couple of hours at Seedy Sunday which took place in Hove Town Hall, East Sussex. This is where the campaign to  protect our seed varieties originally began in the UK some 10 years ago and which I can report is very much alive and flourishing today.

My welcome included  having “outlawed” stamped on my hand  – a reminder of the fact that Seedy Sunday aims to keep outlawed seeds not included on the National or European Seed Lists in circulation.

I then joined hundreds of people frantically rummaging in boxes and stretching across acres of tables looking for their seed” nirvana”.It was a healthy mix of organised chaos and laid back exchange of gardening tips sprinkled with the chance to really understand how important seeds are for our very existence and how we need to protect them .http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/hsl/

My search amongst the crowded stalls produced early Warwick Heritage dwarf runner beans mange-tout, dwarf nasturtium and oriental salad mix seeds.These are nestling on my kitchen window ready for when the days lengthen and my desire to venture into the garden returns – soon I hope!

http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/schools_organic_network/resources/growing/dfb_warwick.php

If you missed Seedy Sunday check out these web-sites to buy heritage and biodynamic seeds:

http://www.thomasetty.co.uk/

http://www.pennardplants.com/categories.php?cat=7

http://www.stormy-hall-seeds.co.uk/

Find out why saving seeds can help to combat climate change:

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/09/saving-seeds-critical-to-combatting-climate-change.php


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