Sewing the Seeds

Sewing the Seeds is a collaborative community project that ‘grew’ out of Everyone Needs Pockets Network. Carolyn, Lucy, Katrina, Emily, Jade and Jan formed the core team to foster an initiative to grow metre square plots of flax in and around Frome to educate and nurture conversations around food and fibre. This project has engaged the wider community with gifts of flax and linseed to grow, talks to explain the importance and processing of flax for domestic and new industrial uses. It will continue until the autumn with workshops and further conversational ‘gatherings’ to raise awareness of our environmental interdependence with nature, our food and textile heritage and foster a spirit of joy for growing and making while nourishing our well being. 

The flax seed for this project was initially funded with thanks to the ‘Everyone Needs Pockets’ first year Residency. The talk by Flaxland UK was funded in partnership with Frome Food Network. Ongoing activity is being funded by a project fund provided by year two Future Shed Residency.

Future Shed is part of Edventure, an organisation supporting community entrepreneurship in Frome. Green & Healthy Frome is a partnership programme between Edventure, Frome Town Council and Frome Medical Centre making climate and health win wins funded by the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund.


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