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SEED SWAP!

Let's get together and share seeds for the 2013 season! And have a potluck too!

For the seed swap to go well, please do the following:

  • Bring seeds! to offer into the swap. It's a seed swap, not a seed giveaway. While we'd like to focus primarily on vegetables, medicinals and other "functional" species, seeds for ornamentals are cool too, if that's you're thing. Please make sure they're labeled as to species and variety (and also open-pollinated vs. hybrid, if known). Please don't bring unknown seeds or seeds that are too old to germinate reliably (if you're not sure how old is too old, see this link.)
  • Bring containers to take seeds home in (small jars, empty seed packets, empty teabag packets, etc.)
  • Bring food to share...and a label so folks know what it is.
  • Bring a plate/bowl and your preferred utensil.

That's about it! Some masking tape, markers, and other useful tools for labeling seeds will be provided, but feel free to bring your own too.

Feel free to share widely. The more the merrier!

(Note: The way the seed exchange will work: ALL seeds will be placed out on tables, by category, and we will observe the honor system. If you have unopened packets of seed that you would like to share part of, please separate out what you want to keep prior to coming.

(image via digginfood.com)

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  • Mary H.

    A good resource for gardeners--quite a bit of packaged seed. Wonder what happens to all the leftovers....

    February 23, 2013

    • Matt B.

      Thanks for the question, Mary. We'll be making the leftover seed available to some area schools, community farms and similar non-profits. Taggart Siegel, the director of 'The Real Dirt on Farmer John' and 'Queen of the Sun' who filmed at the event for an upcoming movie on seeds, shared the same observation about the packaging and wondered if there will be a time when we will be able to get all of our seed from what we have grown in our local network. Are we working towards this actively enough? What needs to happen to make it possible? Good food for thought.

      2 · February 23, 2013

    • Joe B

      Mix them with mud and toss seed "bombs" in empty/abandoned lots? :)

      2 · February 25, 2013

  • Brian

    Had a blast .. glad to see seeds I grew and harvested get gobbled up and hopefully enjoyed..

    February 22, 2013

  • Tiffani

    Still trying to kick this coughing cold crap
    Happy planting everyone

    February 22, 2013

  • Brian

    See me for Scotish Leeks and Purple Brussell Sprouts harvested this past fall..I have a few thousand of each.

    2 · February 21, 2013

  • Karen B.

    want to grow all my daily greens & go to the store less often

    February 19, 2013

  • lynn D.

    Any one able to give the newly relocated a ride share? still get a bit lost around here?

    February 16, 2013

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