Traders and exhibitors in 2016
Avon Wildlife Trust
Locally based environmental charity, dedicated to securing a sustainable future both for wildlife and people. It cares for 35 local nature reserves and a community food-growing site; organises interesting and enjoyable local events and volunteering opportunities; delivers exciting education programs; supports local land-owners; monitors local planning developments and carries out scientific research.
Bath Beekeepers promote the craft of beekeeping by offering members and prospective members an educational and social programme of branch activities throughout the year. A warm welcome is guaranteed to all. Come along and experience opening a hive - suits provided or watch from our viewing gallery.
Beans and Herbs
Specialising in Organic Seed of vegetables and herbs for home growers and allotment holders. Huge range of bean and herb seeds.
A small ethically run company that specialises in publishing and selling books that provide practical solutions to environmental problems.
Garden Plants from Stephen Young
Shrubs and plants for sale. Stephen also offers a wide range of garden services from weekly maintenance to full redesign, supplying shrubs and perennials. Vegetable gardens and production a speciality.
Kate Johns - The Story Pedlar
Captivating storytelling that captures the imagination, sparks curiosity, inspires creativity and instils a respect for cultural, social and ecological diversity. The Story Pedlar offers storytelling and crafting parties for all sorts of occasions. If you would like to know more please contact Kate Johns.
Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes! We have 75 varieties of this great British staple. We sell these by the tuber at ‘Potato Days’ and put the potato into Seedy Saturday. We also have heritage vegetable and flower seeds, onion sets, rhubarb crowns and some unusual tubers to grow and eat. ‘Grow what you cant buy’!!
Recycling and Composting Roadshow
Are you recycling everything you can from home? Do you love food but hate waste? Visit the B&NES waste and recycling roadshow at Seedy Saturday 2015 to find out how to make the most of your services, including how to recycle your unwanted or broken small electrical items and how you can keep your food fresher for longer.
Somersetshire Coal Canal Society
The Somersetshire Coal Canal (SCC) was built to carry coal from the Paulton and Radstock coal fields to the Kennet and Avon Canal. It is currently dedicated to restoring the SCC to navigation as a 10-mile-long amenity corridor, as well as researching the history of the canal as an educational resource. Volunteers welcome.
Taste of Timsbury
A community marketplace for locally produced food, their first event is set to be held at the Conygre Hall later in 2016, for creative cooks, budding entrepreneurs, keen gardeners/allotment holders, or an existing local produce retailers.
Timmy’s Chillies© Marmalades and Jellies
Made by hand in small batches. Packed with 85% fresh fruit, they come in a range of flavours and heat strengths. Available at many good farm shops, delis and butchers in the region. “Fruity and delicious, with chilli on the finish.”
Free expert talks
- Growing Courgettes, Squashes and Pumpkins • Pippa Rosen • Beans and Herbs
- Honey bees - our buzzy benefactors • Nigel Hurst • Bath Beekeepers
- Potatoes and other tubers – how to get a good crop! • Chris Smith • Pennard Plants
Children's activities with Kate Johns - The Story Pedlar
- "Growing Good” - a group of neighbours work together to create gardens on some local wasteland
- “Millie’s Chickens” - a story about Millie’s garden companions
- “Honey Biscuits” - ever thought about what goes into creating your favourite snack?
Activities to bring the stories to life:
- Creating and planting a cress G O O D to brighten up your kitchen and your egg sandwiches
- Crafting an egg box chicken
- Printinga bubble wrap hive with a colony of bees
To everyone who helped to make the event yet another success, especially the 'kitchen crew' who provided hot and cold refreshments throughout the day.