Food and plant lovers from across the north-east will flock to Aden Country Park next month for the launch of a new food festival.
The first Seedy Sunday will be held at the park near Mintlaw in March and will celebrate and promote Aberdeenshire food and drink.
Families have been invited to get their hands dirty at the farmers’ market, seed and plant swap shop, while also enjoying a host of horticulture and food demonstrations.
Seedy Sunday has already secured £5,000 of cash from the Community Food Fund and now green-fingered residents from the region are being asked to make space in their diaries for the festival.
Aden’s development worker, Neil Shirran, said: “We’re all getting very excited about the new Seedy Sunday. It should prove to be a really informative, fun, and feel good event.”
Mr Shirran said that with its plant nursery, Aden Country Park was the “perfect venue” for “like-minded people to come together to swap their surplus plants and seeds ahead of the 2016 growing season”.
To help encourage seed collecting thousands of empty seed packets are now available, free of charge, to any green fingered folk who want to either start collecting plant seeds, or have already collected surplus seeds that they are willing to swap at the event.
Seedy Sunday seed, food and drink festival will take place on Sunday, March 20 between 11am and 4pm at Aden Country Park.