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ALFI Seedling Swap

COVID-19 update

This is an annual event held by the Alton Local Food Initiative (ALFI) and normally takes place on Saturday 9 May from 10 am to 3 pm as part of Alton Craft Market in Cross and Pillory Lane.

This year the Seedling Swap will take place in a slightly different format due to the Coronavirus situation and the need to keep our distance.

People will be putting out spare seedlings and plants starting Saturday May 9th, and continuing all week, at the Station and Vicarage plots, where you may also leave your spare plants for collection by others. ALFI will be looking after the plants as best they can, and keeping them watered etc. so hopefully there’ll be maximum opportunity for people to take advantage of the swap during their permitted exercise or shopping activities.

Please observe social distancing rules, and stay at least two metres apart when you are browsing or dropping off, waiting your turn if necessary. You may also wish to leave collections for 72 hours before further handling to allow nature to remove any possibility of Covid-19 virus contamination, and… wash your hands!

It’s even more important to label your seedlings if you can, since you won’t be able to tell people what it is, and ALFI won’t be on hand to help people identify what’s what!

ALFI still have a donation box in the Station Office if you are going that way and want to leave a donation.


May 09 2020 - May 16 2020


10:00 am - 7:00 pm


Alton Station

Location 2

The Vicarage Gardens, Church Street, Alton, GU34
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