Upcoming events:

Great Seattle Seed Swap -- Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, 1-3 p.m. Join us on National Seed Swap Day for our 4th annual edible Seed Swap in the Phinney Center’s Community Hall (in the brick building) . Browse and take seeds of your favorite vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. Bring seeds to swap if you have them (open-pollinated and heirloom only, please). Learn about seed saving in short workshops, and browse the library’s catalog and resource table.

Past events:

Seed Homecoming --  Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, 4-6 p.m. Bring your seeds to the KCSLL! We will take open-pollinated or heirloom seeds of vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. We'll also have season-appropriate seeds for sharing.

Grand Opening of West Seattle Library Branch -- Sunday, March 13, 2016, 2-4 p.m., Healing Tree, 3225 California Ave SW. Seattle.

The Great Seattle Seed Swap, West Seattle -- Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, 2-3:30 p.m., Seattle Public Library, West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave SW, Seattle.

Snoqualmie Valley Seed Exchange -- Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cedarcrest High School, Duvall.

The Great Seattle Seed Swap, NE -- Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Meadowbrook Community Center, part of Hands On! A Community Skills-Share Fair.

Great Seattle Seed Swap, NW -- Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, 1:30-4 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Association.

Seed Homecoming -- Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, 3-7 p.m., NW Seattle branch, Phinney Neighborhood Association, Seattle.

Donate seeds of vegetables, herbs and edible flowers that you have saved during this gardening season. The event will be part of the Phinney Farmers Market, in the parking lot at the Phinney Center. It's the last day of the farmers market, so bring your shopping bags and support our farmers too!

Seed Swap! -- Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, 1-4 p.m.

Seed Swap

Please bring seeds if you have them. They can be homegrown or store-bought -- even partially used packets. Attendees aren’t required to bring seeds to take them, but are asked to limit what they take in order for all to enjoy the swap.

Workshops will offer further education on saving and cleaning seeds. Speakers include KCSLL Co-director and Urban Food Warrior Caitlin Moore; author Bill Thorness (Edible Heirlooms, Cool Season Gardener); and author and educator Lisa Taylor (Your Farm in the City, Maritime Northwest Garden Guide).

Non-profit greening groups will be on hand, and you can learn about the library’s newest branch: the Phinney Neighborhood Association! The PNA has agreed to host the seed collection in its popular Tool Library. Starting in February, seeds can be “checked out” during the Tool Library’s regular hours.

Come find some seeds, meet some great organizations making a difference in your community, get a raffle ticket, and learn new skills!

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  2. Rats, forgot to check the calendar so we missed the swap, but we have lots of extra seeds, so we will stop by the Tool Library. Usually don't even look at the garden calendar till March. Radish are sprouting already, 7 weeks early. Could be a lot of bugs this year...

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