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Seed Sharing Saturday returns to Bedford town centre

The fourth annual Seed Sharing Saturday takes place at the Bunyan Meeting Free Church on 2nd March.

 

The free event brings green fingered enthusiasts together and provides a great opportunity to swap seeds and pick up tips and advice to improve your garden or allotment. 

 

Organised by Bedford Borough Council, the previous three events have seen an increasing number of visitors. It is hoped that this year will be the biggest yet, with stalls run by a broad range of local groups and organisations.

 

Visitors are encouraged to bring seeds to swap but it isn’t essential as there will be plenty of free seeds on offer thanks to donations from Bedford Girls School, The Stables Christian Centre and Mile Road Allotments.

 

As well as the seed swapping, there will be plenty more to keep everyone entertained. The Hills Lower School will be selling seedlings and providing plenty of activities to keep children entertained. The Stables Christian Centre will be selling homemade jams and chutneys and the Mile Road Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Association will be selling refreshments and cakes. Everyone will also have the chance to swap tips and advice with experienced growers and get further information on volunteering in Bedford’s parks.

 

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Seed Sharing Saturday has proven itself to be a family friendly and popular event, from those looking to grow their own food to anyone who likes to do a bit of gardening in their spare time.

 

“It promises to be another fun and friendly event for all and I am hopeful the fourth Seed Sharing Saturday will prove to be the most popular yet.”

 

Seed Sharing Saturday takes place on Saturday 2nd March at the Bunyan Meeting Free Church, Mill Street between 11am and 2pm.

 

For more information contact the Parks Team on 01234 718349 or visit www.bedford.gov.uk/growing

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