THE Ludlow seed swap is back.

After last year’s success when Ludlow hosted its first ever public Seed Swap, the group behind it ‘Incredible Edible Ludlow’ are doing it again!

The event continues to be free and people are encouraged to bring saved seeds, unwanted seeds and seedlings of any variety (edibles and ornamentals).

There will also be seedling potatoes for sale and for those that don’t have anything to swap they can make a donation in return for items.

The Ludlow Incredible Edible group, is responsible for planting apple, pear, cherry and plum trees in green spaces throughout town mainly around the Station Drive area.

This year the group plan to label the trees so to encourage people to pick the fruit. The group also hope that by hosting swaps throughout the year it will encourage people to grow more of their own produce.

“Growing your own fruit and vegetables is possibly the most sustainable and satisfying thing you can do,” said Tish Dockerty, a member of the group.

“We hope to attract new and young people who would like to have a go.

“Seeds can be expensive so therefore prohibitive, so a seed swap is an easy way to get hold of a few seeds of things you really like to eat and then the rest is down to nature, and a bit of TLC.”

The event is free to attend, just pay a donation. If there is nothing to swap still go along as there will be free friendly advice available about saving seeds and growing on.

Incredible Edible is part of Ludlow 21, Ludlow’s sustainable environment group.

Every year there is a ‘Green Festival’ in Ludlow that takes place in July and encourages people to do what they can even in a small way in the local area to help create a sustainable environment. This includes horticultural advice.

The Seed Swap takes place on Saturday, February 15, from 10am-1pm at appleTeme at the Old Brewery, Lloyds Yard off Corve Street.