Plant and Seed Swap event

The new growing event for the Kyle of Sutherland held in May was a great success.

The idea for a Plant and Seed Swap Event was raised earlier in the year and jointly, the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust (KOSDT), the Community Polytunnel Volunteers, the Kyle of Sutherland Growing Group and Planet Sutherland worked together to hold a very exciting event in Ardgay Hall. All the groups are keen to promote local growing and to help everyone to access what they need to do this. The event was held on Saturday 14th May from 10 am to 2 pm. Free refreshments were kindly provided by KoSDT.

Everyone was welcome to bring plants, seeds, plant pots, books, magazines, and anything related to gardening that was no longer needed, there was even a bag of sheep fleece for mulching. The exchange was free of charge.

Separate swap tables held:

  • Tree and Shrub Plants
  • Herb Plants
  • Wild Flower Plants
  • Books and Magazines
  • Vegetable Seeds
  • Flower Seeds
  • Vegetable Plants
  • Flowering Plants
  • Other Gardening Items

There was a steady flow of people of all ages in and out of the hall taking a huge variety of items in and different ones out. We estimated that 45 to 50 people took part and there was very little to pack away at the end. I was delighted to take part in this. We hope there will be another similar event later in the year. We hope you will join us, so watch for the date and details. A big thank you to all who took part.

The Community Polytunnel at the side of KoSDT office – The Barn in Ardgay is run by volunteers, to provide a range of fruit, vegetables, herb plants and produce to the local community. If you would like to volunteer regularly, please contact Beverley at the KoSDT or me, Jean, on 01863 760190. I am also the contact for the Kyle of Sutherland Growing Group which meets monthly at Invershin Hall. Happy growing!

by Jean Richardson

Last Updated on 10 June, 2022 by Kyle Chronicle

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