We're delighted to be part of the Timsbury 13th annual Seed Swap, Potato Day & Green Fair, which takes place this Saturday 11th March, 10am to 2pm, at Timsbury Conygre Hall!
This annual event offers growers at all stages and ages the chance to share their own seeds, exchange tips and experiences, browse local products and get involved in community activities. Alongside the community seed swap, there are stalls selling seeds and potatoes, spring bulbs and plants, homemade produce, local crafts, plant-based products and gifts. Plus, there's displays and activities, expert talks and advice, and tasty treats from the kitchen café. So, there’s plenty to see and do for the whole family.
Our wonderful volunteer co-ordinator, Poppie, and gardener Henry, will be managing the Rockaway stall, that will showcase our Community Forest Garden and how to get involved, alongside the following:
Avon Wildlife Trust.
Beans & Herbs - a huge range of organic bean and herb seeds.
Bountiful Earth - helping people reconnect with nature and redistributing surplus food through ‘gleaning.'
Cam Valley Wildlife Group.
Cameley & Clutton Toad Patrol.
Eloise Clump - plants and sunflower seeds.
Flamingo Paperie - beautiful cards and gift wrap by Sarah Hamblin.
Hebe Oil - natural products made entirely from plant-derived ingredients.
Natty Deco - hand-painted birchwood flowers and seasonal decorations by Maggie Powell, who works solely with responsibly sourced materials.
Pennard Plants - over 50 varieties of potatoes sold by the tuber, plus heritage vegetable and flower seeds, onion sets, rhubarb crowns, fruit bushes and trees.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB.)
Sam's Jams and 'Saucy' Garden Produce.
Timmy’s Chillies, Marmalades and Jellies - hand-made locally and packed with over 50% fresh fruit.
Weleda Wellbeing Advisor Stef Mills - advice and demonstrations on the world's oldest organic and natural/biodynamic cosmetic range.
Kate Westcott Designs - intricate designs of simple beauty on soft earthy linens using natural, ethically and environmentally sourced materials.
There's also expert talks with opportunities for questions and answers:
11.00am: First Aid From Your Garden with Helen Gray
12.00pm: Bees - How Does A Colony Work? with local beekeeper David Thorne
'Ask the Expert' advice will also be available at the seed swap table, with lots of information about saving seeds and other gardening and growing topics.
Look out for interactive displays on some of the stalls, as well as the Crafty Kids' Zone for craft and colouring activities.
There's a £1 entry fee on the door (under 16s free entry) and Timsbury Conygre Hall is located on North Road, Timsbury, BA2 0JQ.
For a look at all the info available on the Seed Swap website, just click on the link below - we hope to see you there!