We are starting our community-enhancing initiative to harvest and share garden seeds for free. We hope that this initiative will bring a sense of sharing and fun. It will help those who are less able to get to Garden Centres. The use of locally harvested seeds is positive for the environment.
We are also collecting and making available part-packets of opened ‘bought’ seeds which contained too many seeds for individual residents to use.
How can I get free local garden seeds each Spring?
Long-term, the plan is to make seeds available for collection in Spring annually in the Byfleet Community Library, thanks to the Library management and team. We plan to have a stall in Plough Green at the beginning of March each year for residents to come along and select their choice of seeds while they last!
Picking up seeds in this year of Covid-19 uncertainty.
We were not able to distribute seeds on Plough Green on 6th March 2021 as planned. Please see community notice boards and the left hand side of this page to know how to collect / receive seeds or email email@example.com
How will I know which seeds are available?
Annually we will publish a list of seeds collected in the Autumn in The Resident newsletter and on this page. A list will also be available in Byfleet Community Library or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The current seed list is available on the left hand side of this page.
How can I contribute seeds from my garden or spare bought seeds I have?
Please drop these off at the library when open or contact email@example.com. We can collect seeds from you if you cannot get out and about.
Who is the scheme open to?
We are piloting the new scheme in Byfleet in 2021 but it is open to any resident of Byfleet, West Byfleet or Pyrford.
Finally, what is available for you this year?
Please see the separate list held by the library and on the left hand side of this page.
Please help us ‘grow’ the scheme year on year! Thank you and happy growing!
Eleanor Grady and Jean-Pierre Frossard
BWBP Residents’ Association Village Representatives for Byfleet.