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Frome Potato Day and Seed Swap 2019!

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The Frome Potato Day and Seed Swap will be on Sunday 24th February  from 10am – 2pm, at the Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, Frome, £2+ entry, children free.

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

“This year there will be an incredible edible twist, with local delights from Frome Country Market and Frome Food Hub.

“This is a family-friendly event, with children’s activities throughout the day!

“There will also be the community-run Seed Swap so get your spare seeds and brown envelopes out!…And don’t forget the workshops and activities:

“This year we have a focus on trees!! The Ancient Trees of Selwood Forest with Julian Hight author of World Tree Story: History and Legend of the World’s Ancient Trees

“Learn about Weylands Community Tree Planting Project here in Frome, with Pavla Kislerova and Charly Le Marchant from FROGS

“Tree Medicine with Olivia Cliff MNIMH; Centre for Community Herbalism

“50 free baby wildlife trees being given away to grow in your garden from Incredible Edible Frome 

“How to plant and care for your wildlife tree, with Alex Hart and Alyson Evans; Shared Earth Learning

“Facepainting from Green Heart Parties

“Kids activities from the Children’s Festival.

“Of course we will have the huge range of seed potatoes from Pennard Plants, 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, and many unusual and fun varieties

“You can also expect to find onion and garlic sets, fruit trees, 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!

“So don’t be a couch potato… come and join us for a day of family fun!!

“Volunteers are always welcome to help this great event run smoothly! Please contact incredibleedible frome@gmail.com or 07857 437608 if you can help for a couple of hours.”

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