We want to encourage more people to grow food more sustainably, whether you have a garden, allotment or just a windowsill.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been gardening all your life or just started.
We want to make it easier for people to share seeds in the Tideswell & District area. Sharing seeds means people can source seeds locally, save money and prevent seeds from being wasted.
We would also like to encourage people to save seeds from their own plants to help increase seed diversity and local food resilience – find out more here .
We would also like people to save and sow flower seeds, especially wildflower seeds, or seeds that attract insect pollinators.
How does it work?
- Sign up for our regular newsletter, where we will list available seeds, on our TDEG seed swap mailing list. Seeds can then be requested, and if available we will arrange delivery or collection (following the latest Covid guidelines).
- Seeds are free of charge, but we do ask that you only request what you need.
- Please note the seed swap is available for everyone in the Tideswell & district area. If you’re not sure if this applies to you, please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org ) .
How you can get involved …
- Donate your surplus seeds! We welcome any seeds – whether they are surplus seeds left in a packet (as long as they are in date & viable), or surplus seeds from your own plants (please remember to label seed packets).
- Email us at – email@example.com, to arrange drop-off or collection (following the latest Covid guidelines).
Watch this space ...
- We hope to hold events throughout the year to encourage seed saving, plant swapping and environmentally friendly gardening. Keep an eye out for our future events – and let us know if you would like to get involved.
- We will also post hints and tips on the TDEG Facebook group page, and we hope you will share your good ideas as well!
- Exciting news!! We have received a generous donation of around 200 seeds from Tamar Organics ! They have a sow-by date of 2022 – so make sure to keep an eye out for our newsletters in 2022. From buttercup squash, to chicory, sunflowers or tomato tigerella – we will have a lot of exciting varieties in store. Many of these new varieties are open pollinated, meaning you can save seed for years to come too.