Events

‘Sowing Seeds of Community’ – Spring Equinox celebration

Saturday 19th March 12-6pm at The Salisbury Centre, free

Join the Edinburgh Seed Network at the Salisbury Centre to celebrate the spring equinox, the official launch of our free community seed library and to creatively explore all things seed related. This season is all about ‘Sowing Seeds’…..out in the garden but also sowing care, resilience, ideas, actions and (new) connections. Amongst the many offerings there will be a seed swap, so bring any open-pollinated seeds you’d like to share!
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Workshop: How to Grow for Seed Saving

Friday 25th March 2-5pm at The Salisbury Centre, free (please book through Eventbrite)

An introductory interactive workshop on how to get started with urban seedsaving, growing from seed to seed. From controlling cross-pollination, knowing how many plants to grow to get healthy seeds, and choosing what to plant where, learn with experienced seed saver Hannah Brazil. More details here

Past Events

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Seed Swap Boxes

Ongoing, 2021

There are a number of pop-up seed swap boxes throughout the city organised by various community groups. These are featured on our map.

(Image courtesy of Northfield Community Growing Group)

Seedlibrary Storytelling Evening – Crack a Story: Plant a Seed

4th December 2:50-5pm at The Salisbury Centre, free (please book through Eventbrite)

The second evening in our ‘seedy’ storytelling series with herbal storyteller Amanda Edmiston (Botanica fabula). Amanda will share some stories with us and we will explore feeling into and writing our own stories related to a particular plant and its seeds and think about how to pass them on and share them with others. There will also be space for a crack – the scotish word for a conversation – to discuss, ask questions, and explore the deeper meanings of these stories and how they speak to us and our world today. More details here

Seedlibrary Storytelling Evening – Crack a Story: Plant a Seed

13th November 2:50-5pm at The Salisbury Centre, free (please book through Eventbrite)

As COP26 comes to an end, join us for a reflective and inspiring evening around the fire. We will be discussing and creatively exploring human-nature relationships and the role of seeds through stories and folklore told by the wonderful herbal storyteller Amanda Edmiston (Botanica fabula). More details here

Workshop: Introduction to Community Seed Saving

18th September 1-4pm at The Salisbury Centre, free (please book through Eventbrite)

Join us at the Salisbury Centre Seed Library Project for a hands-on introductory seed saving workshop in the thriving food and wildflower garden at the Salisbury Centre. We will practically explore various seed-saving techniques and how to store different types of seed. As well as adding to the Centre seed library, we will also discuss creative ways to start saving and sharing seeds in your own community! More details here

Edinburgh Climate Festival 2021

14th August 12-7pm at Leith Links East, Salisbury Centre stand, free

The Edinburgh Climate Festival 2021 is a free, family friendly & community-led marketplace event. It aims at celebrating and inspiring climate action and sustainability through community involvement. Featuring performances, stalls, kids’ and adults’ activities and more, this is not to be missed!

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Workshop: Seed Sharing & Seed Swap

5th June 2-4pm at The Salisbury Centre, free (please book through Eventbrite)

Join us at the site of our first community seed library – the recently founded Salisbury Centre Seed Library Project – for a workshop exploring community seed sharing, seed circles and a seed swap! More details here

Edinburgh Seed Network Open Meeting

7th May 6-7pm online, free (please book through Eventbrite)

The Beltane edition of our Open Meeting to give everyone an opportunity to meet each other and share projects and ideas with others in the network. The event will be held on Zoom and everyone is welcome.

Let’s Grow A Garden Here

17th April 11.30am-4pm at Leith Walk Police Box

Free seeds and seedlings to give away or exchange, making a pallet planter with Edinburgh Tool Library, advice on how to grow a garden anywhere from the volunteers who transformed Leith Walk Police Box garden during lockdown. More information at the Facebook Event.

Virtual Seed Exchange

15th April 6-8pm online, free

An online seed exchange open to all. Edinburgh Seed Network, Permaculture Community Classroom and Leith Community Croft. See Facebook event for Zoom joining details.

Edinburgh Seed Network Open Meeting

2nd April 6-7pm online, free (please book through Eventbrite)

We’re running our first online event as Edinburgh Seed Network to give everyone an opportunity to hear more about the idea behind the network, meet each other, and share ideas about what you want to see happen next. The event will be held on Zoom and everyone is welcome. Please book through Eventbrite.

Workshop: How to Grow for Seed Saving

4th March 6-8pm online, free

Interactive workshop about growing for seed facilitated by experienced seed saver Hannah Brazil. This workshop is part of The Salisbury Centre’s Living Lighter Project. Find out more and book a place on the Salisbury Centre website.

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