Sunday 12th February 2023
Trinity Centre, BS2 0NW
The 2023 Bristol Seed Swap will be at The Trinity Centre, we have a whole new line up of speakers, more stalls, our ever popular cafe and this year there will be a kids' area again. There will not be a booking system this year and tickets will be allocated for the speakers on a first come first served basis.
Bristol Seed Swap brings people together to exchange seeds, promote food growing and gardening and encourage resilience in our food system.
Take what you need, give what you can: Bring your own seeds to exchange or give a cash donation.
What can I expect at Bristol Seed Swap?
Seed Tables - where you can browse to choose the seeds you need
Speakers - hear from experts on seed saving, food resilience, gardening and more
Stalls - selling plants, seeds, 'green' goods and promoting organisations with a growing or ethical theme
Food - a wonderful pop-up cafe serving fabulous drinks and cake
Information - about local growing projects, and how to get growing
People - lots of friendly and happy volunteers and visitors
Free Entry and Seeds!
We want as many people as possible to grow food and to get into gardening generally. Money should be no barrier to doing so.
Donations for entry and for seeds are welcome if you can afford it - it is entirely at your discretion, no one is going to ask you about it.
Bristol Seed Swap Events are self funding and run entirely by volunteers. Next year's event depends on this year's breaking even.
I don't have seeds to swap can I still join in?
Everyone has to start somewhere, and we want to get everyone growing - whether you have a window box, a small Bristol front garden or are on the waiting list for an allotment.
For next year, please try saving some seeds to bring to the Seed Swap. Find out how on our Seedy Stuff pages.
What do I need to bring?
SEEDS - to add to the Seed Tables if you have any, these can be spare shop bought seeds or ones you have saved yourself.FRIENDS and NEIGHBOURS - tell the gardeners in your life about the Swap, some people are just too busy growing things to look at social media - we find it hard to reach them with publicity.
CASH - for donations, though we can now take Paypal too.
WARM CLOTHES - you may have to queue for a while.
Become a Seed Guardian
Become a Seed Guardian for Bristol Seed Swap. Sign up to save some seeds for us and our volunteers will support you through the year. More details to be confirmed soon.
We welcome donations, but they are entirely at your discretion and only if you can afford it. If you are skint, volunteering with the Seed Swap or learning how to save seeds for us is another way to 'give back'.
Volunteer at Bristol Seed Swap
If you’d like to get involved with organising Bristol Seed Swap 2023, or simply help out on the day next time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To offer seeds, enquire about a stall in 2023, suggest a collaboration, or requests a speaker, or any other enquiry email Bristolseedswap@gmail.com
To receive details of future events including next year’s Seed Swap plus relevant workshops or talks. Our mailing list is low traffic and informative, we certainly won't be flooding your inbox.