Free Event: Bring your seeds for swapping or swap other garden things

Be prepared for your spring gardens with a variety of seeds! Let’s exchange, save on cost, and pick up valuable tips from other people’s garden experiences. Snacks, Prizes, Fun!

Community of Hope UMC has a community garden. This is a perfect setting for our MeetUp. It is time to ready for Spring Planting. Seeds are expensive and usually packaged more than what we require for our home gardens. So let’s share and swap!

Plus, it is always good to get together and exchange garden stories, know-how, phone photos, and such. If you have other garden-related materials to exchange or donate to other gardeners, please bring items with you.

If you have snack foods or treats to share, bring these too. It’s a party, so let’s have fun! We may even have a drawing for a few prizes!

We have inside area to hold our MeetUp, so no matter what the weather, come on!

There will be time to introduce yourself. Also, a facilitated discussion about Types of seeds, GMOs, Getting seeds started early, Seed storage and saving, and More.

What to bring:

1. Seeds! Many gardeners prefer organic seeds. Please label your seed packages.
2. Any other garden supplies you might have for exchange or giveaway.
3. A snack to share (optional)

Tell all your gardening friends and plan to come together. Please be on time.
We’ll Meet Up!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for responding I will check it out. I am still in overwhelm since I have not ever been interested before and there is so much information to get in order.

    January 28, 2014

  • Carolyn

    So glad to meet you, Jannette, and that you made the trip over to join us. I think Gail mentioned Baker Creek Seed Company as her "pick" for heirloom seed companies. She has traveled to MO and toured their facilities. Does that sound like what you are choosing to remember?

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you so much for this meetup. It was so informative and everyone was so very helpful. I came away with great seeds and a list of where to buy more heirloom seeds. I think there was a website that was mentioned but I did not get the internet address and forgot to leave mine.

    January 27, 2014

  • Carolyn

    Thank you to all who came to participate in National Seed Swap Day! We had 14 garden enthusiast who shared our like passion for gardening and the bigger concerns about growing food locally from our own seeds. Feeding the poor and stopping corporate monopolies are some of what our members wanted to discuss today.

    January 25, 2014

  • Carolyn

    Saturday is National Seed Swap Day!

    Bring your seeds and your questions.
    We will have a time to exchange seed & garden information as well as our seeds.
    Prizes, snacks, fun!

    Please label your seeds so during the swap people know what they are picking up.
    Bring small envelopes or we will have paper available to make packets.

    If you have promotional items, please let us know. Bring unwanted garden-related items for barter or give-a-way.

    This is a free community event. Please plan to contribute to the fun and success of this party.

    While you are in Mansfield on Saturday, plan to go by the Grand Opening of Mansfield’s new Nature Park. Events all day. Go to: for more info.

    See you there!

    January 24, 2014

  • Carolyn

    Pass the word! Learn, Swap, Snacks, Prizes, Fun!

    Before we swap seeds, we will be having a time to exchange information.

    The subject: Seeds! Heirloom, Hybrid, GMO, How to get seeds started, Early Spring planting, Companions, Bee/Butterfly Friendly, Storing, Saving. This meet up is all about seeds!

    What to bring: Seeds!

    If you do not have seeds, you can still come to our party! We just ask that you bring something to exchange. It can be snacks, prize-give-aways, or some related contribution. The honor system.

    We will be explaining how the seed exchange works when we get there. If you have ready-made small envelopes, bring. We will also have paper so you can make your envelopes, if needed.

    2. Snack, prize-give-aways, unwanted seed catalogs or garden supplies, phone photos, and your valuable know-how and experiences working with seeds.

    3. Bring your best self and helping hands. This is community event. Better when everyone plays!

    Go to:

    January 21, 2014

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