ORGANISERS at a community group trying to drive down energy use in two Colne Valley villages will hold a Seedy Sunday to promote home-grown food.

The event, on March 1, will raise awareness about locally-sourced food and to promote growing food in the community.

Marsden And Slaithwaite Transition Towns (Mastt) says it has an aim of developing “an Energy Descent Action Plan for the two villages”.

It is holding the first seed swap at The Parochial Hall, near St Bartholomew’s Church, Marsden, from 11.30am to 2pm.

Tiffany Schofield, the event manager, said: “As a Transition Town we hope to encourage all generations to pick some seeds and start growing.”

The focus of the event is to swap fruit and vegetable seeds and seedlings.

Current growers are encouraged to bring their seeds.

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