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Seedy Sunday 2017

Put the 5th February into your diaries if you have an allotment or garden and live near Cambridge.

This is a chance to swap saved seeds or if you don’t have any to swap, just leave a small donation. There will be seeds from the Heritage Seed Library, Waterland Organics and of course from others attending the event.

Trumpington Seedy Sunday is an important event because it aims to reduce our reliance on F1 hybrid seeds and the seed companies’ stranglehold on what we grow.

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Close up of comb in the observation hive on Trumpington Community Orchard.

I will be selling my skin Balm made from wax produced by my bees on Trumpington Allotments a few hundred yards from Trumpington Village Hall where the seed swap takes place.  Other ingredients are organic olive oil and organic essential oils. I may also be offering short head and shoulder massages for those who need a break from walking around the tables. Book a one hour or ninety minute massage for later while at the event and get a £5 discount.

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Skin balm is £7 for a 60ml pot. This is around half the price of a well known product sold at Waitrose among other places!

Essential oils used are Geranium and Frankincense but others can be made to order with oils of your choice or for an additional £15 consultation fee made up especially for your needs.

Seedy Sunday

This is the sixth Trumpington Seedy Sunday event and is a chance to do more than just swap seeds. There will also be a preview of the new film, “seeds of justice from the Gaia Foundation, A talk about seed saving and a stalls from both Thomas Etty heritage seed merchant and the Heritage seed library as well as Transition Cambridge, and Trumpington Community Orchard.

I will be sharing a stall selling my beeswax handcream with a local soap maker.

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The local WI will be selling cakes as well as teas & coffees.  Julie-Ann will be doing children’s activities.

This is after Brighton, one of the biggest Seedy Sunday events in the country. We hope in the future to get more people actively saving seeds for the event as well as educating people as to why open pollinated varieties are important.