Programme 2020

It’s the start of the gardening year! There’s so much to explore and enjoy this year:

  • Come to the Seed Swap tables to pick up open-pollinated and heritage seeds. You can swap your packets of seeds, or contribute 50p per packet
  • While you’re there, get some advice from expert seed-savers and the volunteers on the tables
  • Check out the Programme of Speakers – what questions would you like to ask at our local Gardeners’ Question Time?
  • Enjoy some children’s activities
  • Grab a tasty treat at the Real Junk Food Project pop up cafe
  • Browse and shop for gardeners’ delights at the marketplace

Kate Harrison

Chair Seedy Sunday 2020

Seedy Sunday talks 2020

 All talks will take place in the Copper Café and will last 45 minutes. A hearing loop with be available during all the talks.





11 am

The Future of Seed Banks is You

Raphaella Fearns, the co-founder of Plotty

Connecting communities, growing and conservation to create a diverse and resilient food system that doesn’t cost the world.

12 noon

The Sensory Garden

Joshua Tutt

How to plant for the senses, making gardening and the joy of plants accessible and beneficial to all.

1 pm

Local Gardeners’ Question Time

Chaired by Alan Phillips of Brighton and Hove Organic Gardening Group

The panel will feature: Ruth Urbanowicz from the Brighton and Hove Organic Gardening Group, Chris Smith from Pennard Plants and Saskia Wesnigk, Seedy Sunday seed swap table organiser.

2 pm

Bioleft: a new way of sharing and improving seeds for low input farming

Paddy Van Zwanenberg

New ways of conserving seeds in order to support a more sustainable and diverse form of agriculture.

3 pm

The Garden Jungle: How to Save our Insects

Dave Goulson

Professor of Biology at University of Sussex and best selling author discusses why insects are in decline and how we should tackle this crisis.


Map and programme for the day (copies will be available at the info desk)


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