Seedy Saturday Lewes 2017

Saturday 4th February 2017          Lewes Town Hall       10.00 am to 3.00 pm


10.30 Growing Mushrooms, Rich Wright, Feed Bristol Project.

How to grow two types of fungi in your garden or allotment. Rich has many years of experience foraging, growing and cooking mushrooms and will be available during the day for more questions

12.00 Seed Saving, Cristina Blandino, Wakehurst Place, Kew, Joanna Carter, Wild Flower Lewes.

How to take care of your seeds, the importance of banking seeds and how a European project is helping to conserve native seeds and restore ecological habitats. Find out about Lewes own project to bring wildflowers into the town. For an interview with Cristina about her project click here

1.30 Share your Top Tips 

This Interactive Q&A will be chaired by Gaynor Hartnell who has had an allotment for 25 years. Bring your knowledge, expertise and questions to share

Seed Swap

Bring your saved seeds to swap - package 10 - 20 seeds in an envelope and label with a collection date and location

Tool Sharpening and Willow Weaving

Bring your secateurs and pruning knives to sharpen. Two workshops 11am or 1.30pm

Book onto a willow weaving workshop to make a willow obelisk for the garden.

Two workshops: 10am to 12pm or 1pm to 3pm

Graphics for Seedy Saturday Activities

Attracting more than 1,000 visitors, there is something for everyone at Seedy Saturday, from new allotment owners to experienced gardens, as well as lots of delicious food and creative activities for children.

At the core of this event, is the Seed Swap Stall.

Bob Flowerdew, at Lewes Seedy Saturday, explains why seed conservation is important.


Seed Saving Tips

Save your seeds for 2017 Lewes Seedy Saturday seed swap. Here are our Top tips for saving seeds and for even more information on seed saving, cleaning and drying visit Sussex Community Seed Bank.

Download Top Tips for Seed Saving PDF

Download Top Tips for Seed Saving PDF


Our Seedy Saturday Talk Videos range from practical gardening tips to thought-provoking lectures on our bee population and bio-char production, and feature leading experts in gardening, biodiversity, bees, organic food-growing and much more ...

'Seed to Seed' is a series of 40 short films on how to produce and save our own seeds. Lewes Seedy Saturday has purchased a copy to loan out to members of the community. Please contact us if you'd like to borrow the DVD and find out more about seed saving. Contact us if you'd like to borrow the DVD.

Event Schedule 2017

Event Schedule 2017


Thank you to Lewes Town Council and Chalk Cliff Trust for their support. Seedy Saturday Lewes is a partnership of individuals and community groups.

We would like to thank Tamar Organics and Organic Gardening Catalogue for their donations of seeds to Seedy Saturday Lewes. Also Sussex URNU volunteers for their enduring, hard-working and cheerful support in making the event run smoothly every year.