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Whidbey Island Community Seed Swap

2019-02-23 14:00:00 2019-02-23 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Whidbey Island Community Seed Swap Bring seeds, plants, cuttings and garden know-how to swap and share at our annual Whidbey Island Community Seed Swap! Learn from Aaron Varadi on the importance of local food systems and seed saving. Clinton Community Hall

Saturday, February 23
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-02-23 14:00:00 2019-02-23 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Whidbey Island Community Seed Swap Bring seeds, plants, cuttings and garden know-how to swap and share at our annual Whidbey Island Community Seed Swap! Learn from Aaron Varadi on the importance of local food systems and seed saving. Clinton Community Hall

Bring seeds, plants, cuttings and garden know-how to swap and share at our annual Whidbey Island Community Seed Swap! Learn from Aaron Varadi on the importance of local food systems and seed saving.

In partnership with WSU Extension Master Gardeners, The Organic Farm School, South Whidbey Tilth and Slow Food Whidbey Island, seed swaps are events where gardeners meet to exchange seeds and are great ways to learn about local seeds and build community around seed sharing. Designed for gardening newbies and master gardeners alike, this swap will provide people an opportunity to get seeds from other local growers and share seeds from their own local harvest. Even if you have nothing to swap, come and get a few seeds; you will then have them to grow and share next year! Be a part of the Whidbey Island seed saving movement and learn to pass onto future generations.

Aaron Varadi, Program Manager and Lead Instructor from The Organic Farm School, will start the swap off speaking on the importance of local food systems and providing instruction on the basics of seed saving followed by Q & A.

We invite you to contribute what you can!
Here are some helpful guidelines:

Edible and ornamental seeds welcome.
Bring open seed packets from the garden store.
Bring seeds you have saved in a clearly labeled baggie or envelope.
Do not bring seeds collected from hybrid plants, as they won't grow true to type.
Bring seed that is viable--in other words, not too old! Most seeds will remain viable for 2-4 years if kept in a cool, dry place, out of the light. Some seeds (onions, leeks, parsnips, celery, spinach) are only good for a year unless stored especially well.
Make sure your seeds are clearly labeled with crop type, variety name, and the date they were packaged/harvested.

Supported by Friends of the Clinton Library.

AGE GROUP: | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | Community Event |

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