Bitterne Park Growing Places is back with more free seeds

How to order your free seeds

 growing places 1 group IMG 20210508 125244684 HDR 600pxThe Bitterne Park Growing Places (BPGP) project is back for a second year with a free “Big Seed Giveaway” in March to help more residents grow their own food.




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Last year, BPGP asked: "What if...Bitterne Park grew enough food to share?"

They say over 160 Bitterne Park households took up the challenge, and more than 300 people joined in the conversation online.

Now Growing Places is back.

“We have FREE SEEDS to give away. We want to help the Bitterne Park community use them, enjoy them and share their experience of growing their own food," say organisers.

This year BPGP are giving away sets of seed collections instead of individual packets. Each collection includes six packets of seeds, and orders need to be in by Friday, February 25.

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You can apply for seeds and find more information about the seed collections via the BPGP web page - whether you're a first time grower or are more experienced. 

BPGP hopes anyone ending up with spare seeds or plants will swap them with other Bitterne Parkers during a seed and plant trail on Saturday, May 21, or via the BPGP o Facebook Group.

You can see a photo gallery of last year’s plant and seed swap, and hear an interview with an organiser and some of those taking part, here. 

BPGP says seed collection and delivery will be organised in a Covid-safe way. Funding comes from Transition Southampton and seeds have so far been supplied by Haskins Garden Centre.

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