The winter is in full swing and the seed catalogs have arrived. There's no better way to beat back the winter blahs than planning next year's garden. Whether you've got a single window box or acres of ground in which to plant, knowing what you'll be planting where is always a huge help come the busy days of spring.
So let's get together, share some food and swap some seeds!
This event will include:
- Heirloom/Open Pollinated seed swap
- Free Stuff Table
A few notes:
We ask that you bring only heirloom/open-pollinated (not hybrid, F1, or GMO) seeds to the swap. These are seeds that can be saved and planted year after year and will grow true-to-type. If you're unsure about what this means, there is some further information here and here).
If you can, it is helpful to divide your seeds up into clearly labeled packets/envelopes for easy swapping and identification afterwards (if they are not already in packets). Coin envelopes and small ziploc packets (used for beads and available at craft stores) work well for this.
If you're new to gardening or saving seed, please note that having/buying seeds beforehand is NOT a prerequisite to attend! I (and I'm sure many others) would be happy to share with those looking to get started. The goal is to get everyone interacting, and sharing information, experience and seeds.
For the potluck, please let us know what you're planning on bringing when you sign up for the event, to help others plan what they're bringing.
The Free Stuff table is simply an opportunity for group members to offer up any items they no longer need or aren't using to somebody else in the group who would. We are going to try and make this a recurring feature at all our events. Books, kitchen items, small appliances, gardening stuff, tools, canning supplies, work clothes etc. are all good examples. Any items that don't get taken will be boxed up and brought to future events!
[IMPORTANT NOTE: The library technically closes at 6pm, and while our event is allowed to run later, we're not allowed to let people in after 6pm. So if you're planning to attend, please do arrive before 6!]