Community Seed Swap in Phonebox

A Community Seed Swap has recently been set up by members of the local community in one of the phone box libraries, pictured here is the phone box next to Roath Recreational Ground, Roath, Cardiff.

It was recorded that there was over one million web visits to RHS Gardening advice pages during first 9 days of the first lockdown back in March 2020, with the RHS Grow Your Own pages cultivating a third of a million views since Lockdown began.

Spring is fast approaching which means that it is almost time to start sowing seeds for summer. Community seed banks conserve and make available a range of crop varieties and populations that may else have been lost.

Traditionally, the main objective of a seed bank has been to save and exchange local seeds, as well as making excess and unusual seeds available to others. The RHS has amassed over 200 years of gardening advice to help and encourage all that need it, from beginners to professionals.

Images and words by Lily Watts, BA Photojournalism

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