Gear-up for spring gardening! Stock-up on organic and locally grown herb and veggie starts at our March Edible Plant Sale on Saturday, March 15. Find us at the Pacific Market Center in SODO, with easy to access from I-5 or Hwy 99. Volunteer at the sale and get an invitation to the Early Bird Sale on Friday, March 14 for free (or purchase a ticket and help raise extra funds). Contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up!
Community Happenings: Seed Swap
National Seed Swap Celebration with Lots of Giveaways: Free Signed Books, Farm Co-op Gift Certificate, Tilth Membership, and of course SEEDS!
Please join the King County Seed Lending Library (KCSL) for its First Annual National Seed Swap Day on Saturday, January 25, 2014.
The adventure begins at 1:30 p.m. with a seed-saving workshop by seed-saving guru and KCSL director Caitlin Moore. After the workshop, beginning about 3:00 p.m., KCSL will be offering free seeds to the community. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own seeds to contribute to the swap, which will help protect the genetic diversity and overall health of our local seed stores.
A Seed Swap brings gardeners of all skill levels together to exchange seeds, resources, ideas, and experiences. Participating gardeners often share excess seeds they don’t plan to use, and seeds from their most successful yields. Many of the seeds that are “swapped” are also specific to plants that are appropriate to grow in this region and climate. By using seeds from previous bountiful yields, future harvests can turn out to be overwhelmingly successful.
The event will be at the Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, at 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North in Seattle. The event is free and open to the public, and you don’t have to bring your own seeds to participate. Children are welcome to play at the on site Garden Art Corner.
KCSL is supported by and located at the Seattle Farm Co-op. For more information about the library, visit www.kingcoseed.org
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