I though this would be of interest. Some links to seed suppliers. - Rich
Eco-logic books Email Update:
As you may have noticed the newsletter is sporadic at best and last
year was more sporadic than usual. This was mainly due to the fact
that we spent most of last year zooming about trying to set up a shop
- more on that in the next newsletter.
Get Your Seeds NOW
However it is that time of year when a person's thoughts turn to
acquiring the seeds that will turn your allotment, balcony or garden
into a verdant patch of wonderfulness. You can buy your seeds from the
big multinationals (I just dare you) or you can support small family
companies like Thomas Etty Esq
or Simpsons Seeds
Or even better you could go to a seed swap.
Get Your Seeds Here
So with a spring in the suspension this weekend I shall chuck the
books in the back of the car and head on down to Brighton and the Old
Market and ï¿½Seedy Sundayï¿½. It is the doyenne of seed swaps - a fine
day out and if I remember rightly from last year you can take seeds to
swap, buy seeds, hear talks about seeds and so on and so on and there
is generally some nice cake to be bought. The web site is well worth a
visit and has a fab list of upcoming seedy events.
We hide our light under a bushel but the Bath Seed Swap and Cake Fest
is reckoned by some to be everything a seed swap should be. Local, a touch
chaotic, some weird seed stuff and involving lots of cake. It is on
Sunday 26th February at 15.00. Email me if you want more details.
Or even Glasto
United Reformed Church, Glastonbury High Street, Saturday 18th March,
1-4pm. Plant and seed swapping - brand new event which deserves your
support. More details from:
Bloody, bloody, bloody Labour government
One of our authors George Pilkington who wrote the splendid Composting
with Worms has just sent me an email telling me of the monstrous
of the essential research centres within the Centre for Ecology and
Hydrology. In case you were wondering what sins theses centres have
committed to deserve such closure:
Monks Wood -proved that DDT was killing birds of prey.
Winfrith - showed that nearly 1/3rd populations of native plants +
more than 1/2 native birds + 3/4 butterflies had declined. They also
saved large blue butterfly
Banchory - found that seabird populations were failing due to global
warming affecting their fish prey.
Make your disgust known to your MP and online - but hurry you only
have a few days to register your outrage:
I know it's been around for ages but then so have I and I am a simple
soul at heart. Check out the cartoon - and may the peas be with you:
Finally no newsletter would be complete without a SPECIAL OFFER - the
talented Sue Stickland - who I notice has a column in the Observer
these days - wow, veg goes main stream - wrote the very splendid Back
Garden Seed Saving - it's fantastic, useful and dead relevant to this
seedy newsletter. It's yours for 30% off the RRP - pick up your credit
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Until next week(ish) when I will tell you about Homes 4 Good - keep on
being the thorn in the side of those that would ruin our planet.
pipi pppip pip
Peter at eco-logic books
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