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Islanders encouraged to get involved with wildlife projects in Jersey

The Seedy Sunday event is taking place today at Le Rocquier School Credit: ITV Channel TV

Islanders are celebrating the local environment by learning about Jersey's wildlife and ecosystems today.

"Seedy Sunday" is a popular community initiative in the UK where people meet to swap seeds to grow plants.

The Jersey version is being held at Le Rocquier School with a special guest.

Alan Gardner, who is better known as the "Autistic Gardener", is hosting a question and answer session for islanders to learn more about how to look after their greenery.

Alan Gardner, better known as the 'autistic gardener' will be giving a talk at the event Credit: ITV Channel TV

Plants have been grown for hundreds of years, and there's varieties of plants that are becoming extinct because people aren't growing them.

To actually have people swapping seeds and swapping ideas, it's all about that social interaction, it's all about gardening.

– Alan Gardner, celebrity gardiner

The event is expected to highlight the importance of pollinators in Jersey and show islanders how they can help protect and look after wildlife locally.

Organisers want to encourage people to get involved with local projects and discuss volunteering opportunities.