On Saturday 21st March 2020 2pm – 5pm, The Engine Room, in association with Bridgwater and Craft Flower Show, is hosting its first seed swap. Bring your saved seed, unwanted bought seed, bulbs and other edibles and swap them for something different. This is a great-low cost way to get into growing your own veg and flowers.

Don’t worry if you haven’t got any seed to swap, Bridgwater Flower and Craft Show will be giving away free Rudbeckia seed – you can either keep it to grow or swap it for something else. 2020 has been designated Year of the Rudbeckia, this lovely member of the daisy family, a stalwart of prairie planting and late summer borders, can be grown from seed to flower the same year.

Come and find out from other gardeners what’s growing well for them and what tastes the best! If you already have green fingers then this is a great opportunity to find something a little more unusual to try and grow.

Deb Richardson of Somerset Film explained why The Engine Room is hosting such an event: “As an organisation we have declared a climate emergency. We’re exploring this thematically, showing films and organising events to explore a range of subjects raised by the issue. Growing our own food is key to cutting down the air miles on fresh fruit and veg, as is growing flowers for cutting instead of buying imported bunches. Spring has sprung, meteorologically speaking, so this time of year is prime time for sowing seeds.”

Entry to the event is FREE and there’s no need to book. It’s hoped that if the event is a success then a plant swap will be held in a couple of months time.


About The Engine Room

Somerset Film is a social enterprise and registered charity established in 1995. The organisation is committed to encouraging the creative use of moving image and digital media in Somerset. We encourage collaboration and the sharing of skills, champion innovative work and foster creative engagement – often with marginalised and isolated communities.

We operate The Engine Room a community media centre in Bridgwater and base for our activities, which take place in and round the county.

We are an Arts Council National Portfolio organisation delivering digital skills and services to artists, writers, musicians and performers, helping them to grow audiences for their work.

You can find out more at www.somersetfilm.com.

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