March is the time to start planting summer seeds so Stroud Valleys Project is setting up a seed swap at their eco shop in Threadneedle Street.

Seed swopLocal people are invited to come along and bring any surplus seeds to exchange with others. The seeds can be bought from their own gardens as long as they are clearly labelled.

Seed swapping has many benefits, the plants they come from are likely to be well suited to the local growing conditions and swapping  them helps protect plant biodiversity.  Community Seed Swaps are great places for meeting people with a shared interest in growing food and protecting the environment and can become exchanges for all kinds of local knowledge as well as seeds.

“We know that there are websites that do this but we think it is better for people to meet up and do it,” said Clare Mahdiyone. “Community seed swapping is an idea that is growing throughout the country so we thought it would be good to get people together to exchange what grows best in their gardens and to pass on some tips at the same time.”

The seed swap takes place at SVP eco shop on Saturday 5 March at 2pm.

Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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