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We have had a series of vandalism events at our seed shed! One wall has been painted with graffiti and the door jimmied open twice. The thieves took the seeds of flowers, herbs, and the Solanaceae collection that contained chillies, cape gooseberry and tomatillo.

SPRING SEED SWAP
Saturday 8th September, 2pm to 3.30pm, held in the tunnel house at 35 Hassels Lane, Waltham, Christchurch (the former Seven Oaks School site). Look for the arrows to follow from the carpark to the tunnel house. Entry is by gold coin donation.
Please bring any surplus seeds or plants for the swap table. (It is not necessary to bring anything).

AGM

Please note that seed ordered from 23 July to 19 August may not be packed and posted to you until the weekend of 25/26 August. The SSE is a club run by a very small group of volunteers and the seed packer will be away most of that time. We apologise for the delay and for any inconvenience.
The seed stock list has been updated. Thanks to the splendid efforts of 6 members who helped measure, catalogue and label returned seed. Thanks too to those members who returned seed to restock the seed shed (Robert B, Karlene H, Brian A, Sue B, Ross L, Kevin H, Claire M, P Broady, Stephen C, James M, Marina S, Koanga Institute, Dave E, Andy S, Luke B, Frank L, Faye T, Annemarie B, Adrian v d T, Sheryl J, Sharon G, Marion C). - Sharon
AUTUMN SEED SWAP - Saturday 5 May, 1.30 - 3.00pm 35 Hassals Lane, Waltham, Christchurch (the former Seven Oaks School site). Look for the signs to follow from the carpark to the tunnel house. Entry is by gold coin donation. Please bring any surplus seeds or plants for the swap table (it is not necessary to bring anything).. GUARDIAN SEED
A tutorial will be held on growing and seed saving of brassicas, corn, beans and radish. A different speaker will cover each seed for half a hour allowing time for questions and discussion. Sunday 17 September 1.00pm to 3.00pm in the tunnel house at the former Seven Oaks School, 35 Hassels Lane, Opawa, Christchurch. Entry by a gold coin donation. Even if you have been successfully growing these seeds it is always interesting to find out how other people do it or to share your own expertise. Seeds of some varieties will be available on the day.

SPRING SEED SWAP - Sunday 3rd September
The spring seed swap aill be held at the former Seven Oaks School site, 35 Hassels Lane ,Opawa Christchurch. In the tunnel house. The seed swap will run from 2.00pm to 3.30pm. Admission is by gold coin donation. Please bring along any surplus seed or plants that you may have for the swap table.

AGM - Sunday 3rd September
The Annual general meeting will be held on the same day, before the seed swap, at 1.00pm

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Spring is in the air - time to think about seed orders. A great time of year! Stay posted for details of the upcoming spring seed swap and AGM in September. Plus a seed saving tutorial will be held the following Sunday afternoon in September.
The seed stock list is in the process of being updated (to be completed by 18 July). Thanks to the splendid efforts of Brian, Abie, Luke, Anne-marie, and Mariana who helped measure, catalogue and label returned seed. Thanks too to those members who returned seed to restock the seed shed (Robert B, Karlene H, Brian T, Brian A, Kim R, Claire M, JL H, Ross L, Val T, Sue B, KJ D, Paul B, Euphemia S). - Sharon
The 2017 Autumn Seed Swap saw many people attend and go away with many goodies including free apples and quinces. Thankyou to the seed guardians who returned seed - we will be weighing and labelling those sometime in June. - Sharon