VISITORS to a community garden in East Oxford got their hands on seeds, plants, pots and tools at a special sharing event.

Among the visitors to Barracks Lane Community Garden were Rowan Davis-James, three, who was at the session with mum Jess Davis- James.

Mrs Davis-James lives in Florence Park with husband Dan. and Jess’s brother Albie, one.

She said: “We looked at different seeds and pods, did some seed planting and some knife sharpening, and there was a talk about looking after seeds. It’s a lovely community garden and lots of families go there come rain or shine.”

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Oxford University Museums community education officer Susan Griffiths added: “We work in partnership with local groups to support them and help spread the word about the university’s museums and collections.”

Ms Griffiths brought examples of seeds and pods from the university’s museums collection.

There was also an opportunity on Saturday to share tools at the event run by the Oxford permaculture group.

Other attractions included an area where children could plant seeds, there was a fundraising tea stall, and visitors were invited to discover free food at the spring foraging stall.

The event was supported by Oxfordshire Community Action Group.