Words by Abi Scaife
Seed sharing is the new way to help your community during the cost of living crisis.
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Sharing seeds is the age-old practice of saving seeds from your own plants and sharing them with others. It's becoming more popular within communities - helping people to start growing their own produce for next to no money.
While this obviously isn’t a fix-all solution to the cost of living crisis, it is a brilliant community initiative. By getting together with the people around you and sharing produce seeds, you are giving people access to free, healthy produce - and what is better than that?
How do I start seed sharing?
It’s pretty simple - a lot of the time you can get seeds from the produce you buy in the shops, like bell peppers.
Once you’ve got yourself a collection of seeds and you’ve planted as many as you think you can reasonably grow, contact your friends, family and neighbours and offer them what you have left - they may even offer you some of theirs in return!
All in all, this is a great way to save a little cash, bring your community closer together, and help others, and yourself, access free, healthy fruit and veggies. Score!