Seed Swap – 5th March 2016

Just like last year, we’ve decided to hold the Seed Swap 2016 at the Old North Stable Teaching and Display Garden.

In addition to the seed swap, our Energy group will be promoting low energy LED light bulbs, secondary glazing and wall insulation. We are also holding biochar making demonstrations.

If you’ve not visited the Old North Stables before, we will be able to take the opportunity to briefly show you around the site. Directions are shown on the map. The nearest car park is opposite the Pump House Environment Centre in Waterworks Road. Whatever means of transport you use, just follow the eastern edge of Pitchcroft until you find the open gates… you really can’t miss us!

The event takes place on Saturday 5th March, 10am-3pm. As well as the seed swap, we’ll be launching our 2016 Potato Bash, and will have experienced gardeners on hand to provide tips on how to Grow Your Own. As always, we like to start the event with a good “kitty” of seeds, so if you have seeds that you want to donate before the event, these can be dropped off at the Pump House Environment Centre. Alternatively, please email us if you have seeds to swap but can’t make the day.

Also if you have any unwanted hand tools, which you might want to donate, we welcome these very much.

This is a great event to volunteer at, so if you can spare a little time, please do come along and help us out!

Break in at the stables

Unfortunately The Old North Stables was victim of a break in over the weekend in which several items have been stolen.

So far we are missing the following items:
Various Hand tools (hammers, screw drivers, chisels, saws etc.)
Sack Truck
Bolt Cutters
Various barrels and bits and pieces

If someone has seen something out of the ordinary between Friday the 19th of February and Saturday Morning on the 20th of February please contact us.

Also if anyone has any spare hand tools, which they would want to donate, please contact us as we would be very grateful for this.

Thank you,


The team at the old north stables