Seedy Saturday Lewes 3rd Feb 2018
At the Town Hall, Lewes, 10am to 3pm
Our 2018 workshops:
Building a willow structure for climbing plants with Annemarie O'Sullivan.
Tool Sharpening: Visitors brought their garden tools (knives, secateurs, sickles, scythes and hoes) and learnt how to sharpen them under the skillful guidance of Peter May.
Wildflower Lewes: visit their facebook page for more information wildflowerlewes
Advice Corner: visitors shared their successes and problems with each other and experienced gardeners
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.
Many thanks for the photos taken by Carlotta Luke, and first printed in Viva Lewes. Starting top left and going anticlockwise: Michael the Baker of Bread for Life on his bicycle-powered mill grinding heritage varieties of wheat into flour; Annemarie O'Sullivan teaching willow weaving; Chloe Edwards of Seven Sisters' Spices serving delicious lunch snacks, Landport Community Garden making flower pots out of newspaper.
Bob Flowerdew, at Lewes Seedy Saturday, explains why seed conservation is important.
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
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
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
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.
Book onto a willow weaving workshop to make a willow obelisk for the garden.
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.
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.