Great name! Where did it come from?

Seedy Saturday is a term that was created by a Canadian organisation Seeds of Diversity way back in the 1980s. It came to Britain when a couple of people from Brighton went on holiday there about 10 years ago and were excited by what they saw. On their return, they decided to form Seedy Sunday; now the longest running seed swap in the UK.

I first heard about seed swaps from my partner’s sister, who helped set up and run the very first Seedy Sunday seed swap in Brighton and then went on to form the North Devon Seed Swap at Tapeley Park. She’s an inspiring lady!

As such, our local Get Seedy! Saturday based in North Somerset is not a new concept, but I felt the idea of a community seed swap deserved to be sown in the area like the very seeds people save and swap at our annual event.