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advice for starting a seed swap event

cotty1000cotty1000 Posts: 293

can anybody help me on starting a seed swap event next year.i am thinking of holding it at our local community centre in march,but i have never been to one only heard about them so would like some tips march too late/early,how do you regulate the swapping?



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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,300

    The HPS seed list is different to a seed swap. Seed is sent in by members during the year then sorted and listed by a team of members. The list is then circulated to the membership who can buy at a very reasonable rate, something like £5 or £6, for 15 or 20 packets of their choice.

    There have been several seed swaps around the country and you might find some info on line. Or a contact for someone who can advise.


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • cotty1000cotty1000 Posts: 293

    thanks for your help.i will ask them for advice then i will speak to the village produce association,who have cheap supplies throughout the  year and next week hold an annual plant sale,full of cuttings,offsets,seedlings for next to nothing.

    do you know what happened to the donation?

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

    How do I get into seed swapping on here please?

  • Pennine PetalPennine Petal Posts: 1,540

    I do a plant swap in work. Planet and seed swap together would be a good idea.

    would imagine a seed swap quite straight forward. Would you need to think about some instructions on how people package the seeds? Publicity would be the biggest issue, need to get something in the local papers, posters, contact gardening clubs allotments etc

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,300

    Hi lucky, not a lot of seed swapping going on here now. It's all been sowed. Just stick with the forum and it will come round again later in the year. If you do a site search for seed swap you'll be able to see how it goes.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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