Want to try Brightest Brilliant Quinoa? How about Roquette Arugula? Vit Corn Salad? Maybe Pellegrini Beans, Purple Orach, or the simple but beautiful Lemon Queen Sunflower? They’ll all be at our Great Seattle Seed Swap and ready for your garden.
The 4th annual Seed Swap will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, 1-3 p.m., at the Phinney Neighborhood Center in northwest Seattle (Community Hall, Brick Building, enter from lower parking lot).
How to participate:
- Please bring seeds of vegetables, herbs and edible flowers if you have them. They can be homegrown or store-bought — even partially used packets. They should be recent, 3 years old or less. No hybrids or GMO seeds.
- If you will be bringing seeds to swap, please arrive at the beginning of the event to set out your seeds.
- Make a display card for your seeds stating the variety, year saved, and brief notes about growing the plant.
- It is not necessary to bring seeds to participate.
- Seeds will be organized by type of vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.
- Attendees will be asked to limit the seeds they take so all may share in the supply.
- You may donate your extra seeds to the seed lending library, which will have them available throughout the year.
- Chat with other gardeners and seed-savers about favorite varieties.
- Review the library’s table of catalogs, books and resources.
- Visit the Seattle Tilth table for information on their programs.
- Attend a brief workshop.
Want to make a “seed bomb”? That’s one of the 15-minute workshops that will be offered at the event. Others will be on simple seed saving and learning about our bioregional seed companies.
For more information or to volunteer, drop us a line!