Banffshire Coast News

GREEN fingered folk in the North east are being encouraged to collect and save seeds ahead of this year’s Seedy Sundays – a gardening, food and drink festival.

The annual event will be held on Sunday, March 18th at Aden Country Park in Mintlaw and will provide locals and visitors with an opportunity to swap surplus plants, exchange seeds, share gardening tips and advice and browse the many stalls selling produce and crafts.
A spokesperson for Buchan Development Partnership, organisers of the event along with Friends of Aden and Aberdeenshire Council, said: “The main purpose of Seedy Sundays is to encourage gardeners of all abilities to swap seeds and seed potatoes, tips and advice. The festival will also feature speakers offering advice, tours, workshops and demonstrations on cookery and horticulture and lots of fun activities and workshops for children, so there really is something for everyone to enjoy in the poly tunnels.”

In a bid to encourage seed collecting, organisers of the event have distributed thousands of seed packets throughout the area which are free for keen gardeners to either start collecting plant seeds, or have already collected surplus seeds that they are willing to swap at the event.
Free seed packets are available from the Aden Craft and Gift shop, Buchan Tools, Buchan Development Partnership, Aden Allotment Association or can be sent out directly from Buchan Development Partnership.
Seedy Sundays will take place from 11am and 4pm. For more information about the event or to receive a seed packet please contact Buchan Development Partnership on 01771 613666.

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