Grow Food Devizes
Our gallant chairperson, John Schofiled, has had a set back to his early planting plans for the forthcoming growing season. He couldn’t place his normal seed order with the supplier, their website was down. It transpired that the supplier who was used to handling 8 - 900 orders a week at some points was receiving 2000 orders an hour. This is good news for Sustainable Devizes in that more people want to grow food and there will be increased demand for our annual seed swap.
In past years we have run an event in St Andrews Church Hall where spare seeds could be brought and exchanged for free. In these times we are going to run this as drop off and delivery service:
- Drop off - There will be a drop off box outside The Little Eco Shop, until Sat 6 Mar. The Little Eco Shop is in Couch Lane, Devizes, SN10 1EB. Open Mon, Tue, Fri & Sat. Opening hours and location. Please place seeds in a small envelope labelled with type and variety (if known), and a use by date (if know).
- Pick your seeds - you can select seeds from our online list, with details of how to order, and we will deliver them to your door (Devizes Area including All Cannings, Bishops Cannings, Bromham, Cheverell Magna, Cheverell Parva, Devizes, Easterton, Erlestoke, Etchilhampton, Market Lavington, Marston, Potterne, Roundway, Rowde, Stert, Urchfont, West Lavington and Worton)
- We will ensure that the drop off and despatch process uses appropriate anti-COVID measures.
- This year The Heritage Seed Library has generously donated seeds
We plan to run a plant swap sometime in early May, COVID restrictions allowing, so it would be really great if you could grow a few extra plants, particularly vegetables. This will help us with plans to start a Grow Food Devizes Movement.
Grow Food Meeting
With the upsurge in interest for growing food, with the coming of summer and the prospect of lockdown easing now is the time to collect ideas for growing more food in our community. We are holding an online meeting to discuss the ideas that have been put forward and how they can be converted into action and edibles.
Bring along your ideas for growing more food in our community.