Potato Day is this coming Saturday!

Just a reminder that Transition Loughborough’s first Potato Day takes place this coming Saturday, 31st January 2015, in Loughborough Market.  If you’ve already ordered your seed potatoes, onion sets, garlic and/or other seeds with us, you’ll be able to come along on Saturday and pick them up from our stall.  We’ll be there from just before 9am until around 3pm.

If you missed out on the cheap pre-order offer, don’t worry as we’ll also have a limited supply of potatoes for sale on the day.  These will cost 14p per tuber and will be sold on a first come, first served basis, so get along early if you want the best choice.

At the stall we’ll also have reusable Morsbags to give away, and a supply of plastic bins in which potatoes can be grown on  patios/balconies. The Morsbags are FREE and we’ll be asking for small donations to our funds in exchange for the bins.

Occasionally bad weather means that the market stalls can’t be set up, and in that case we’ve arranged to decamp to the Baptist Church on Baxtergate. But don’t worry – if that’s the case we’ll have someone in the market place directing people to the church.  Fingers crossed for nice weather!

And if this wasn’t enough to get you thinking about growing your own, the following weekend on Saturday 7th February we’ll be holding our third annual Seed Swap in Loughborough Public Library between 10am and noon.  Bring along any seed packets you don’t want (old ones, opened ones, self-saved seeds are all fine) and swap them for different seeds.  We’ll have both vegetables and flowers, so there should be something for everyone!

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