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Growing Frome Potato Day and Seed Swap 2015

The Growing Frome Potato Day and Seed Swap will be on Sunday 8th February, from 10.00am – 3.00pm, at the Cheese and Grain, Market Yard – FREE ENTRY!!

With everything the keen gardener or allotmenteer needs, the event is the best way to get your gardening year off to a good start!

There will be the Community-run Seed Swap so get your spare seeds and brown envelopes out!

This year will also see the launch of the new Growing Frome network: linking the growing projects and interest groups of Frome together to encourage cooperation, create strength and resilience.

It will also be your opportunity to view and help judge the ‘Victoria Park Health and Well-being Garden’ Children’s Garden Design Competition … And don’t forget the talks and workshops – free with entry to the event. This year you will be able to learn about…

• Growing food; Children’s activities throughout the day with Incredible Edible Frome • Growing potato’s with Chris Smith from Pennard Plants • No Dig Gardening with Charles Dowding

• Growing, foraging and making your own garden fertilisers, plant foods and remedies with Steph Hafferty • The Incredible Edible Revolution with Pam Warhurst coming all the way from Incredible Edible Todmorden in Yorkshire • Sustainable Growing: how to garden and farm more locally and more ecologically with Chris Smaje from Vallis Veg.

Caroline Wajsblum, on behalf of Incredible Edible Frome added, “AND….there will be  cooking demonstrations showing how to use up those yummy potatoes, including delicious Aloo Gobi and Cheesy Potato cakes for kiddies.

“Of course we will have the huge range of seed potatoes from Pennard Plants, this year also including several good quality blight resistant varieties (if you want large quantities, you can order them in advance) and hundreds of different types of seed.

“As well as heritage varieties, we’ll have organically and locally grown seeds, many unusual and fun varieties (fancy some purple carrots this year? or stripey tomatoes?) and small quantity seed packets (ideal for the frugal gardener).

“You can also expect to find onion and garlic sets, fruit bushes and canes, and rhubarb crowns.

“We’ll also have some excellent local suppliers of spring bulbs, fragrant and bee-friendly plants, to fill the garden with colour and beauty this year, and a range of meadow flowers suitable for the garden.

“For more info see www.fromepotatoday.org.uk

“Phew! So don’t be a couch potato… come and join us for a day of family fun! Hope to see you there!”