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Bristol Seed Swap
February 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+1| Free
Free Event for all gardeners, beginners and old hands – a chance to swap seeds with other gardeners and enjoy talks, stalls and home made cakes as well. A lovely afternoon where you can let your gardening obsession loose with other like-minded people.
Take the seeds you need in exchange for ones you brought or for a cash donation.
Seeds can be ones you have saved or surplus ones you have bought.
Seeds are precious – the key to our food supply.
So much history, so many stories and a huge pool of genetic diversity are held in the thousands of heritage varieties bred by growers since we first took up agriculture.
Let’s keep that diversity by growing heritage varieties rather than F1 hybrids designed for farms and supermarkets, which is to say, they ripen at once for machine harvesting and look the part, but flavour and adaptation to local conditions are lost.
Many wonderful strains are vanishing as small seed companies close or are bought, and fewer ‘one size fits all’ varieties are promoted and grown.