trade seeds, cuttings, animals

As time for grafting and taking scions is almost over for the year I suggest we go ahead and combine some seed and cutting exchange fun at the end of the gathering on Thursday, March 7th at the Community Garden.  Now would be the time to take any dormant cuttings to share.  Wrap them in moist paper towels and seal them in plastic bags in the fridge (don't freeze!) and we'll exchange them at the next event.

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  • ray

    I have some comfrey that I could cut some roots off of for you to grow. I have some Jewel Black raspberries.

    March 4, 2013

    • Blake C.

      Ray, any amount of goldrush scion wood you could spare would be fantastic. Any amount of Liberty as well would be great. I'd like to repay you somehow. That would be a huge help right now.

      March 5, 2013

    • ray

      Blake: I'm almost done grafting for the year so I plan on offering all the goldrush and liberty that I bring. I don't worry so much about repayment. Our group focuses on community, resiliance, bartering, and paying it forward, and tries to differentiate from "commerce" when possible. I usually take stuff to a swap like this planning on NOT bringing any of it back, if I find something interesting that someone else has, great! if not....just karma. BTW, could you plan on doing a short explanation on your method of rooting the fig cuttings?

      March 6, 2013

  • Blake C.

    Personal wish list for trading: Comfrey, Herbs, Mint, berries, veggie seeds. I will be bringing good honey locust seeds and fig cuttings ("Celeste", does great in the city limits). I can spare some "Reliance" grape cuttings if anyone is interested. Been growing them for about 10 years now, good seedless disease resistant grape.

    March 4, 2013

  • Johnny

    Does anyone have a Buff Orpington rooster that they'd be willing to trade for a 1 yr old layer?

    March 4, 2013

  • Teddie P.

    Oh...darn!!! I teach class on Tuesdays and Thursdays and would love to come and exchange. Bummer.

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    the plus 2 are my little ones (2 and 3 yrs) - looking forward!

    March 1, 2013

  • Blake C.

    What's everyone going to bring to this one? I'll bring some great fig cuttings (my trees thrive here in Louisville, one is over 12ft tall with almost zero protection). I also have some good honey locust seeds.

    1 · February 23, 2013

    • ray

      Oops, accidentally hit the enter key to make a paragraph. The Moringa won't be winter hardy here, more of a novelty plant to grow as an annual. I also have taken cuttings (and can take more) from my Fragrant Spring tree (toona sinensis) which may interest you. I does fine over the winter and responds VERY well to coppicing. I had a woman from China visit the garden last year, whe became extremely excited to find a specimen of this as her family used the leaves for food as she was growing up.

      February 24, 2013

    • Penryn C.

      ray! Would love some Moringa seeds.... there is a fellow in Berea, David Kennedy, who has a wonderful program growing Moringa called Leaves for Life. They cultivate and use as protein in other-world countries.. cool stuff.

      February 24, 2013

  • Penryn C.

    I'll be back in April. Teaching a PDC down south in March.....

    February 24, 2013

  • Blake Cothron changed the date and time to Thursday, March 07, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    February 23, 2013

  • Blake Cothron changed the location to Community Garden

    February 23, 2013

  • Chicken M.

    I just ordered Non Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) corn and have saved other heritage seed. If they show up before the meeting, I'll bring some in anticipation of trading a few varieties of my seeds for a few of yours.

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will attend if I don't get booked up before a date is set!

    January 18, 2013

  • Gina S.

    Also depending on time/date, but sounds like a good meet-up!

    December 31, 2012

  • Ken

    Why don't we have it at a park like Cherokee or E.P. Tom Sawyer? I think this would be a great thing to get going..

    October 13, 2012

  • Teddie P.

    Hey Brandon. If you can't get a meet-up started here, contact me. I have some ideas to help you over the long term.

    September 12, 2012

  • Micki W.

    Can't attend this time, but maybe to work on the garden. Hope the Main st. one is flourishing!

    July 23, 2012

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