Warwick residents are invited to join in the last seed swap of the year – which is also helping the county become more bee-friendly
Volunteers who regularly attend Warwick swaps hope the seed swap sessions will also help the town achieve Bee Friendly Town status like Kenilworth
Residents of Warwick are invited to join in the last seed swap event of the year, which is also helping the county become more bee-friendly.
Seed swap events are free and run by a group of volunteers called Bee Friendly Warwick and allow residents to swap their excess seed with each other to reduce waste and encourage more people to try grow varieties of garden or greenhouse flowering plants, including fruit and vegetable plants. , at home.
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Warwick Library has held fortnightly seed swapping events on Saturday mornings for locals to come and swap seeds for free, and the final event for this year will be at Warwick Library on Saturday 26th November at from 10 a.m.
The first seed exchange of 2023 will take place in early February.
Volunteers who regularly attend Warwick Library seed exchanges hope this will also help Warwick achieve Bee Friendly Town status with the Bee Friendly Trust, which has already been achieved in nearby Kenilworth.
Successful applicants for this award can join a network of bee champions to share ideas for new Bee Friendly community initiatives and projects, and receive a physical award in the form of an art sculpture that can be displayed in the area.
Cllr Andy Jenns, Portfolio Holder for Client and Processing, said: “The Warwick Library Seed Exchanges are a great community approach to supporting our local communities and wildlife.
“They allow people with similar interests to meet and try their hand at growing different varieties of plants, fruit and vegetables, while supporting local Warwickshire ecosystems and pollinators such as bees and other insects. .
“Warwickshire Libraries are safe, warm and inclusive spaces that will continue to provide a wide range of resources and services to support local communities during the winter months, and residents of all ages can join at any time. to enjoy the benefits of their local library spaces through a free membership.