Earthy feel to Seedy Saturday

GARDENERS in the upper Calder Valley are set to get seedy this weekend.

Calder Food Hub (CFH) will be holding its second Seedy Saturday plant and seed exchange at Hope Baptist Church, Hope Street, Hebden Bridge (April 9).

Kath Baker, from CFH, said: “The afternoon promises to be a vibrant mix of seed and plant swapping, advice on seed saving, plus seed sowing and craft activities for children.

“Seeds are expensive to buy, and generally there are more in a packet than we can use in our small gardens here. Seedy Saturday gives people the opportunity to try new varieties without spending a fortune.”

CFH will also be running their “How Does Your Garden Grow” competition again this year, to encourage people with small growing spaces, such as backyards, windowsills and tiny gardens, to have a go at growing food. Competition entry forms will be available to pick up at Seedy Saturday.

“We have been fortunate enough to receive a grant from the Local Food Programme so the day will also serve as the launch party for our ‘Information and Resource Hub’, including an exciting new website which will be live and online at Seedy Saturday,” said Kath.

“CFH will also be unveiling its new and improved membership scheme offering discounts from local suppliers, courses and access to resources.”

Seedy Saturday runs from noon to 4pm and admission is £1. Homemade soup, cakes and refreshments will be available throughout the event. For more information contact CFH on 01422 846540 or email