Frome Town Council are working with a number of local businesses and community organisations to provide residents with lots of opportunities to ‘grow on your street’, starting with Incredible Edible’s Seed Swap.
On 13th March there will be various drop off points around town for residents to donate any surplus packets of seeds: Victoria Park Bandstand 11am-3pm, Loop de Loop (Market Yard Car Park) 11am-3pm and Lungi Babas @ Station Approach 5-8pm.
Donated seed packets must be within the use by date and sealed, if you are giving your own seeds they must also be sealed and clearly labelled with their common name and variety, Latin name if you know it and the year the seeds were collected. You could also include any extra information you want to such as contact details, your experiences, what makes the variety unique, or tips for growing.
Then, on 20th March between 11am-3pm residents are invited to pick-up seeds. To allow for social distancing, there will be three-minute slots. Each person will be able to choose five packs of seeds on a first served basis and any remaining seed packets will be donated to community growing projects.
Cllr Lizzie Boyle said, “Whether you’re a gardening expert or a growing novice it’s really simple, and totally free, to get involved. So, come along pick up some seeds and then get growing in your garden, on windowsills or in your allotment. It’s great for the environment, your physical health and wellbeing and fingers crossed you’ll end up with some delicious fruit, veggies and herbs.”
Organiser of the seed swap, Caroline Wajsblum from Incredible Edible said, “Although it is a shame that we can’t be at the Cheese & Grain as usual, we’re really pleased to be working with Frome Town Council to ensure these seeds find a home in a Covid-safe way.”
So, before you spend lots of money on packets of seeds, book a slot and see what’s on offer at Frome’s Seed Swap Pick Up. Just reserve your time slot at http://bit.ly/fromeseedswap
Keep an eye on Frome Town Council’s website to find out what’s next in the growing series of events taking place this year. You can learn more about other Neighbourhood ideas and activities in the Neighbourhood Toolkit Taster Day on Saturday 10th April, book at http://bit.ly/NeighbourhoodToolkit