Wrapping up Seedy Sunday for another year

Thanks to all who came to Seedy Sunday this year! As ever, it was a joyful start to the gardening year. A chance for old friends to reconnect, and new connections to be made. We estimate up to 3,000 people came to Brighton Open Market on the day. We swapped about 8,000 packets of seeds; none remained from our initial stock of 5,000 packets of seeds.

The speakers were popular and all sold out, including wonderful talks from Laines Organic Farm, in conversation with our sponsors, Infinity Foods; the Wildflower Conservation Society; Kate Bradbury and our local Gardeners’ Question Time, which included Richard Suggett, the Veg Grower Podcast.

We were delighted to host a range of stalls, including Brighton and Hove Organic Gardening Group (BHOGG), the Heritage Seed Library, Stanmer Organics and Brighton Permaculture Trust. Brighton Open Market’s own cafes also did a brisk trade in tea, coffee, lunch, and cakes.

None of this would have been possible without our dedicated committee, and our wonderful volunteers. Thanks to all who came along and joined in! Volunteers told us they had a great time, chatting and engaging with like-minded gardeners, and soaking up the vibe, as well as great access to the seed swap! We really appreciated local photography legend Alex Bamford coming along and taking such wonderful photos for us.

Thanks too to Infinity Foods for your sponsorship and practical support, including those lovely goody bags for each volunteer.

And finally thanks to our friends at Brighton Open Market, who brought their practical professionalism to the event.

If you’re interested in joining us for Seedy Sunday 2025, it’ll be on February 2nd 2025, at Brighton Open Market. We always welcome new volunteers and committee members. Sign up to our newsletter to get a few updates in the run-up to the event or contact us to get involved.