Southampton Seed Swap 2018!

Evening shipmates!

It’s back again! Sunday Feb 25th 12pm-5pm. Free entry – though a folding donation would be grand. Proceeds will go to keeping the Art House open and awesome and also to help the Heritage Seed Library to do similar.

Time for the annual  Captain’s log update…   this year’s seed swap will be our 10th – so I would just like to say THANK YOU to everyone who has made it possible for every year’s event to run no matter how small or large a part you played – an event like this means nothing without people helping out, promoting it, and attending on the day!

Whilst the event has not grown to the size of our inspiration event Brighton Seedy Sunday I personally feel good that the event has kept running year after year and has continued to grow steadily in size and popularity. Sometimes small is beautiful and I relish the opportunity to chat to fellow swappers about their successes, hints, tips and failures year after year.

I still feel Keith Bickmore’s absence at the Seed Swap table keenly year after year. His steady, calm and extremely knowledgeable physical presence continues to be missed, though in a way I do still feel that he is here in spirit, being more than slightly exasperated at my slightly louche way of organising an event…

I am also extremely chuffed for us to be hosting both Stephen Barstow– author of ‘Around the World in 80 Plants’ and maker of the most varied salad in the world . His talk will take place on 21st Feb, in the Gallery of the Art House, 7:30pm and is titled ‘Winter veg & the hungry gap’ This event is ticketed, more information to follow when it is ready.

As if that weren’t enough, Graham Burnett, founder of Spiralseed , author of Permaculture – a beginner’s guide

(sorry about that but if I ran the sentence on WordPress just included it in the link), will be doing a workshop on Sat 24th Feb, in the Gallery at the Art House entitled ‘Urban Container Growing’ – this will also be a ticketed event (details tbc)

So that makes for a nice 10th year for the Seed Swap!  Hope to see you there, until then happy sowing & growing from Ziggy & the Seed Swap crew.





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