Seedy Sunday Speaker Programme

We have some really interesting and engaging talks to enhance your visit to Seedy Sunday.

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All talks will take place in the Copper Café and last 45 minutes

BBC’s Gardener’s Question Time is in the Main Hall.

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Time Title Speaker Summary
11am What the Legislation says When it Comes to Selling Seed – From Past to Future

 

A panel chaired by Neil Munro of The Gaia Foundation What do we need in the future

With David Price from The Seed Cooperative and Adrian Ely from The University of Sussex

Discussing the really important issue of the changing laws on selling seed and how it affects farmers and gardeners.

Seed laws in the past and why they were needed.

The power of lobbying and GM Regulation in Europe – past,  present and future

New Proposals – What do farmers and gardeners need?

 

12noon No Dig Gardening Growing the Easy Way Joshua the Gardener Grow without digging! Including the history of the garden and why we changed it as well as some tips on growing for winter harvests.

 

 

1pm The Amazing Potato, Growing, cooking, eating!

 

Chris Pennard

Pennard Plants

Everything you need to know about potatoes!
2pm How to Create a Butterfly Haven Dr Dan Danahar

Executive Trustee for Big Nature

Local man Dan – Aka – Dan the Butterfly Man will share his expert knowledge of butterflies and how you can help them thrive.

 

2.55pm People, Pollinators & Pesticides Dr Adrian Ely

STEPS – University of Sussex

 

Highlighting the citizen science project on allotments and Gardens in Brighton and Hove.
3.30pm BBC’s Gardeners’ Question Time Eric Robson, James Wong, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank Tickets £4 on the day to Seedy Sunday visitors. See news section of the Seedy Sunday Website for more details.