Packets of seeds were flying off our stall at Stroud Farmers’ market on Saturday as the Stroud Community Seed Bank launched its first ever catalogue. We were proud to be able to share our very first year of harvest, and delighted to see such a high level of interest in our seeds and the seed bank.

Seed catalogue
Our team of 15 volunteer seed guardians grew an amazing 50 different varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers in the back gardens and allotments of Stroud last season. Whilst we have only tiny quantities of most things available, we are excited to share this with you as the harvest of our first, experimental, year. We hope you will have a browse and join us in our seed saving adventure.

View or download our 2017 seed catalogue here

Where to get hold of seeds
You can pick up packets of seed bank seed in exchange for a donation at our market stalls (look out for further dates in January and February), and the following events:
– Film screening: Seeds of Freedom – Thursday 16th February, 6:30pm, Lansdown Hall
– SVP seed swap – Saturday 25th February, 10:30am, Threadneedle Street

Film screening – Seeds of Freedom
In collaboration with Transition Stroud we are screening this acclaimed documentary, which looks at the global history of seed and agriculture – and why local seed saving is so important. Do come along, and tell all your friends!

Thursday 16th February, doors open 6:30pm for a prompt 7pm start at the Lansdown Hall. Link to facebook page for event here, and a sneak preview of the film here.

Skillsgain workshop – back garden seed saving
Also in collaboration with Transition Stroud we are offering a skillsgain workshop on back garden seed saving for beginners. Find out how growing your own seed can be fun, achievable and deeply satisfying. Thursday 9th March, 7:30-9:30pm in Stroud. Bookings through Erik –

Seed guardians
Whilst there are lots of ways to get involved with the seed bank, we are especially keen to recruit more volunteer seed guardians to build our team and scale up seed production. We are holding a briefing session for seed guardians old and new on Saturday 18th March – get in touch if you’d like to know more – complete beginners welcome!

Download or view our latest flier here for a full list of events and contact details.