For the next event, see the right hand side column.
ALFI Seedy Saturday
Early in the year – sometimes January, sometimes February, depending on the snow – we hold a ‘seed swap’. This is now a popular and well-supported event when local people bring half packets of seeds – vegetables or flowers – to swap for others. Local garden centres help us to supplement the stock of seeds for swapping by giving us their spare packets. The idea is that few of us want to grow a
packet’s worth of any crop and the un-swapped seed would be
wasted. We also welcome visits from people who want to take away from seeds for a donation, to help us cover the cost of the event. Check early in the year on this website for details of our annual seed swap.
ALFI Seedling Swap
This has turned into the biggest, most lively event of our year, since its launch five years ago. Each May we invite people to bring their excess seedlings and swap them for other, different seedlings. Dozens of people take part, some bringing trays and trays of
fledgling plants. People are also invited to take away some of the seedlings for a donation. And there’s always someone on hand with a bit of advice for the new grower. Check the website in the spring for details of our annual seedling swap or look at the local
press for details.
ALFI in the summer
We join in with local events such as a Food Festival, St Lawrence Church Fete, Community Fair and are busy showing In Bloom judges our various sites when they visit in July. This is also when we hold our children’s competition. And our AGM is held in July.
ALFI in the autumn
We like to celebrate the end of the growing season and the most recent addition to our annual events is a Harvest Feast in October. We use our own, and other local produce, to make cakes, soup and bread for people to try for elevenses and lunch. Some of the recipes are in our recipe collection.