The seed swap went really well on Sunday 11th at the Dolphin pub. We had a similar footfall to previous years, with around 60 people through the doors over the two hour event. We did have more seeds to give away than usual, due to the efforts of organisers and the generosity of Willowbrook garden centre. They donated slightly out of date seeds, mainly flowers but some veg too. The Heritage seed library also helped us, with lots of vegetable seeds, some helpful veg planning calendars. We had strawberry and flower plants too, as well as the launch of our new foraging map, and collected some new members joining our monthly email newsletter. It was a very successful event, and we look forward to next year- as we always hold it on the 2nd Sunday in February. We would like to thank visitors who brought seeds to swap, and for the generous donations, meaning we raised £94.44, hopefully enough to do a larger print run of the foraging map, available very soon to pick up from the museum.
We have also planned a gardening morning, that anyone reading this is welcome to join us. This will be held at 10.30am on Saturday 24th February, at the Bulford herb bed. Simply turn up, with trowel, gloves and kneeler pad if you have them; if you don't you can borrow some. We are going to be weeding the community herb bed,which consists of rosemary, lavender, thyme and chives, and topping up the bark chippings. It shouldn't take too long if we have lots of people to help, so it would be lovely to see you there! If you are unsure on the location, it is at Mount Pleasant, Wellington TA21 8DA, on the corner near the school playing fields.