Seedy Saturday is sow good

Have you got more seeds than you can use in your garden or allotment this year? Would you like a greater variety of seeds and plants without spending any money? If so, ‘Seedy Saturday’ is for you.

The event runs from 11am to 4pm this Saturday at Redacre allotments, Mytholmroyd, at the end of Westfield Terrace, between Burnley Road Academy and the fire station.

Unwanted seeds or plants can be swapped for new ones for your garden. If you don’t have any spare to bring, you can still take plants and seeds in return for donations.

This popular event, run for several years by Calder Food Hub, promises to be a vibrant mix of seed and plant swapping, displays from local gardening and food related groups, chance to join up to veg growing skills courses plus seed sowing and craft activities for children. Delicious home made snacks, cakes and refreshments will be available.

Ben Oubridge, one of Calder Food Hub’s directors, said: “There is a buzz of excitement at the site at the moment – bees, a new polytunnel, community chickens, lots of new raised beds.” Entry is free but donations are welcome.