Seedy Saturday 2024

Sat, 16/03/2024 - 10:00 to 15:00
Penrith Methodist Church, Wordsworth St, Penrith CA11 7QY, UK
PACT and Freegle

Seedy Saturday 2024

Join us for a fantastic day at Seedy Saturday 2024. Get ready to dive into a world of seeds, plants, and gardening tips. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out this event is perfect for you. Info on Freegle website

  • Bring along any spare seeds, plants, pots. gardening tools or books.
  • Browse the seeds and gardening goodies donated and take your choice for free.
  • Attend informative displays and talks by local experts to enhance your gardening skills.
  • Bring along your gardening tools for sharpening.
  • Connect with fellow garden enthusiasts and share your passion for all things green.
  • Relax over a cuppa and chat with friends old and new.
  • Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to grow your knowledge and expand your garden or windowsill growing.
  • Keep an eye on the PACT website or Eventbrite pages for information about the talks!

See you there!  Please book for the talks on this link.

11am: Grow Your Grass Long for Nature

Grow Your Grass Long for NatureJoin us to explore the benefits of long grass, and the invertebrates that depend on this habitat.

We are in a biodiversity crisis. Many of our invertebrate species are in decline. The great news we all can do something to help!

Over recent years ‘No Mow May’ has inspired many of us to let our lawns grow and flower over the weeks of May (and sometimes before and beyond!). This is one way that we can help pollinators in their search for nectar and pollen at this time of year - but how many of us have stopped to think about the benefits of grasses?

Grasses are flowering plants too, and many species have a place in providing habitat and foraging material for a wide variety of invertebrate species.

We will discuss the benefits of grasses from a wildlife perspective; acknowledge that grasses are flowering plants in their own right; understand how grasses can play an important role in providing habitat for a wide range of invertebrate (and vertebrate) species, and how these in turn can support other species and other ecosystems, thereby leading to greater biodiversity gain. After this workshop you will see pots, lawns and verges differently. Grasses are important too!

12 midday: Plant Health From Soil Health

Plant Health From Soil HealthJoin us for a deep dive into how the health of our plants is directly linked to the health of our soil!

This talk will explore how tiny soil organisms are integral to producing healthy plants that in turn produce food that is more nourishing. Our produce will have everything from a good dose of minerals to a full array of antioxidants and in-between more complex, and healthful fats and proteins that in turn boost our health.

We give answers in the form of just 6 principles that will help you do not just this, but also create lasting soil structure, help your soil hold onto water, and protect against pests and disease. Don't miss out on this opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of plant and soil interactions!

An Entwined Worlds Talk by How the Earth Thinks

1pm: Living with Nature in a New Build

Living with Nature in a New Build

Discover how to entice, embrace and thrive in harmony with nature while living in a modern, new build home.

You've moved into your new house on a new estate and you're wondering where the wildlife is? Elizabeth Woodcock, regenerative and wildlife gardener, will help you find solutions to create a thriving garden for all life.

Come join us at Penrith Methodist Church for an exciting event focused on attracting nature to your new build garden. Discover ways to create thriving habitats in your green spaces with sustainable, regenerative practices and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for living in harmony with the environment. Don't miss out on this opportunity to make your new build a haven for both you and nature!

2pm: Gardeners Question Time!

Gardeners Question Time


Come join us for a fun-filled session where you can get all your burning gardening questions answered. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, our panel of local expert gardeners is here to help. From tips on planting to advice on pest control, we've got you covered. So grab your gardening gloves and join us for plenty gardening inspiration.

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