Lots of people in the town contacted us during lockdown to suggest some seed swap boxes for the summer.
We loved the idea and we’ve expanded it a little bit to create Wild about Sharing.
There are currently nine Wild about Sharing boxes. They can be found in Victoria Park, Welshmill, at the Old Showfield, Packsaddle, Tower View, New Road, Chapmans Close, Egford Lane Park and Great Western Street.
All boxes are Ranger-made using lots of upcycled materials.
As the name suggests, they’re for sharing and swapping things that you don’t need or want.
So if you see something you like, you’re free and welcome to take it.
Things we’re wild about sharing
- Yes please to labelled seeds and plants. And yes please to things like books and toys in good condition
- Nothing too big or too heavy for the boxes. If it doesn’t fit, you may want to consider donating to Share
- And if you’re leaving or swapping something and the box is full, please either take something to make space or come back another time
- Please don’t leave things outside the box
At the moment, we’d also recommend good hand hygiene whether you’re sharing or taking things and you might want to think about cleaning things that you take if that’s practical.
If you like the boxes, please let us know. And you’re welcome to suggest new locations too.