Friday, January 15, 2021

2021 Seed Swap Day


UPDATED:
The recording of the live session is at: https://youtu.be/gAuxwndjpUU

If you would like to view the Seed Swap Day 2021 slideshow, it is posted to: https://issuu.com/washingtongardener/docs/seedswapday2021

On National Seed Swap Day this year -- January 30, 2021 -- we will host a free, LIVE chat from 2:00-4:00pm Eastern Time for seed swappers everywhere. We will explore ways to hold in-person seed swap events during the COVID-19 pandemic and other options for safely swapping seeds. This event will feature surprises and special guests talking about everything seed-related from seed collecting tips to easy propagating tricks.

We hope you can join us for the live session, but if you cannot, we will be recording the event and have it available on YouTube to view anytime. 

Here is our tentative* schedule for the live Seed Swap Day event:
2:00pm Welcome Remarks
2:15pm Experienced Seed Swappers will chat as a group about how to run a SAFE seed swap and seed swapping alternatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3:00pm Maureen Farmer of The Farmer's Garden will share some seed starting tips.
3:30pm Mike Lizotte of American Meadows seed company will give the perspective of seed suppliers and will address the rumored "seed shortage."
3:55pm Ending Remarks
*Note that as with all live events, things may switch and change at the last minute.

Consider hosting your own seed swap! Whether just among your neighbors, your garden club/plant society, or your wider community, a seed swap can be a terrific way to get lots of seeds, to meet new friends, and to learn a great deal about what grows best in our area. For a successful swap, be sure to share tips about how to conduct swap seeds with your attendees.

If you plan on holding an in-person seed swap at anytime later this year, please let us know by emailing KathyJentz@gmail.com, so we can add you to our listing by so we can add you in.

If you attend or hold a seed swap on January 30 or anytime later on, remember to use #SeedSwapDay on your social media so we can track and re-share your posts. 

Friday, January 1, 2021

2021 Seed Swap Listing

> Saturday, January 30, 2:00-4:00pm Eastern Time
Seed Swap Day Virtual Event
or

Saturday, January 30, 11:00am-1:00pm
McDonough Community Garden SeedSwap
3300 Mcdonough Street, Richmond, VA
Bring out the seeds you don’t need and swap with other RVA gardeners. Don’t hesitate to bring out old pots and tools , books and even compost you don’t need, your fellow gardeners will appreciate it.

> Saturday, March 27
Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchange VA/DC
Green Spring Gardens in Fairfax County, VA
The event registration links will be posted in early March to https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/.

> Saturday, April 3
Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchange MD/DC
Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County, MD
The event registration links will be posted in early March.
The event registration links will be posted in early March to https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

2020 Seed Swap Listing


Washington Gardener Seed Exchange 1
on Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:30–4:00pm 
National Seed Swap Day!
at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD
Seed Swapping and  Indoor Plant Cutting/Division Swap
 Registration is now open at -

Washington Gardener Seed Exchange 2
on Saturday, February 1, 2020, 12:30–4:00pm
at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA/DC
Seed Swapping and  Indoor Plant Cutting/Division Swap
Registration is now open at 
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9:30 am – 12:00 noon
U of I Extension, 7775 IL Route 47, Yorkville, IL
All are welcome
For more information fellerer@illinois.edu630-584-6166

Chester County Seed Swap
Saturday, January 25th 2020, 10am-1pm
at the West Vincent Township Building, 729 St. Matthews Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425.
The event is from and is FREE to anyone interested in sustainable growing, farming and gardening.

Sustainability Matters Houseplant and Seed Swap
Sunday, Jan. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Winchester Brew Works, 320 N. Cameron St., Winchester, VA

Seed Exchange
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 
at Blandy Experimental Farm, State Arboretum of Virginia,
400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA
Sponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association

The 5th Annual Ohio Valley Seed Swap
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10 AM – 2 PM
Wilder, KY

 Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, 
 Rowser Building, 1739 Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford, VA
Sponsored by the Master Gardeners Association of the Central Rappahannock Area. 

2nd Annual Michiana Regional Seed Swap
Saturday, January 18, 2020 
10 AM – 2:30 PM
Goshen College Church Chapel Building
1700 S Main St, Goshen, IN 46526

Third annual Central Indiana Seed Swap
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm,
Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Noblesville, IN 

Delaware County Master Gardeners, Celebrate “National Seed Swap Day”
Saturday, January 25, 2019  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gallant Farm, 2150 BUTTERMILK HILL ROAD, DELAWARE, OH  43015
Questions: Delaware County Master Gardeners:  Call 740-833-2030 or email:  blevins.256@osu.edu
PRESERVATION PARKS (740)595-3020/ (740) 524-8600 or email:  contactparks@ preservationparks.com

HWBCO's Annual Seed Swap
Sunday,  Jan 26, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Lily Kunning, Community Herbalist, 757 Garden Rd #203, Columbus, OH 43214, USA
Join us for our annual swap of all kinds of seeds- edible, medicinal, and otherwise.

Central Virginia Seed Exchange: The Seed Time Machine
Saturday, February 29th, 2020, 10am to 12noon 
in the Willow Oaks Country Club Clubhouse, 6228 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225
To sign up as a participant, activity sponsor, donor, and/or become a volunteer , please email event coordinator Paul Haden at paulchaden@aol.com.

Su Casa Seed Swap
Sat, February 8, 2020, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
Su Casa Catholic Worker, 5045 South Laflin Street, Chicago, IL 60609
For more information about the host site, visit https://new.sucasacw.org/

4 annual Seed Swap & Saving Seeds Workshop
Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at Knox & Lincoln Counties Extension office, 377 Manktown Road in Waldoboro ME
 (snow day, Saturday, Feb. 1). Bring flower, herb or vegetable seeds.
For more information, contact Jean at 563-7564 or godslove@tidewater.net

Central Michigan Seed Swap
Join us for our 6th annual seed swap at the beautiful Chippewa Nature Center in Midland, MI

10th annual Seed Swap 
February 22, 2020 - 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (extended 1 hour this year)
Ogden Preparatory Academy Elementary Gym, 1415 Lincoln Ave, Ogden, UT

8th Annual Appalachian Seed Swap
Saturday April 4, 2020 9-1
Pike Central High School near Pikeville KY. 

4th Annual Seed Swap by Hamilton Lauraville Gardener's Corner
Sat, January 25, 2020, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Function Coworking Community, 4709 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214

Chico Seed Swap
Saturday, Jan. 25, 12-2 p.m.
Trinity Methodist Church at Fifth Street and Flume, Chico, CA

Arkansas State Park Seed Swap
Saturday, January 25, 2020 / 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, 9420 Hwy 300, Roland, AR 72223

9th annual Plant and Seed Swap
Saturday,  Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-noon.
Hosted by the Wiregrass Farmers Market at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture, Tifton/Albany, GA
Interested persons can contact Museum Curator Polly Huff via e-mail at phuff@abac.edu.

8th Annual Seed Swap
Saturday, February 22, 2020 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main (Oakland), South Wing Reading Room, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh  PA 15213

Otsego Master Gardeners will host the Annual Master Gardener Seed Swap
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10-11 a.m.
 Huntington Library (3rd Floor), 62 Chestnut Street, in Oneonta, NY
Details at http://cceschoharie-otsego.org/

Miranda Market Seed Swap
Feb 22, 2-4pm
Miranda, CA

Seed Swap Weekend
1/31/2020 - 2/1/2020, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221

9th Annual Sown and Grown Seed Swap Weekend at Old Salem
Friday & Saturday, January 24th – 25th, 2020
Old Salem Visitor Center, Gray Auditorium  (900 Old Salem Rd.), Winston-Salem. NC

Duke Farms 5th Annual Seed Swap
Sat, January 25, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Duke Farms, 1112 Dukes Pkwy W, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

8th Annual Community Seed Swap
Tennessee Valley Community Garden Association, in partnership with The Greene Street Market at Nativity, Food Bank of North Alabama and the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN).
Friday, January 31, 6pm
Church of the Nativity located at 208 Eustis Ave. E  in downtown Huntsville, AL

Nevada City Seed Swap
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
207 Mill St. Grass Valley, CA 95945

6th annual Schoharie County Master Gardener Seed Swap
Sat, January 25, 2020 10:00 am
Middleburgh Library, 323 Main St, Middleburgh, NY 12122
 For more information contact Schoharie-Otsego County Cooperative Extension at 518-234-4303 or schoharie@cornell.edu.

Coeur d'Alene Seed Swap
Sat, January 25, 2020 1-3pm
Coeur d'Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
For more information contact Char Beach at cbeach@cdalibrary.org.

Seed Swap
Sat, January 25, 2020, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Bloomsburg Children's Museum
2 W 7th Street, Bloomsburg , PA

Annual Seed Swap at Odenton Regional Library
Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Odenton Regional Library 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton, MD

Seedling and Seed Giveaway
Monday, January 20, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Mack Gaston Community Center, 214 Fredrick Street, Dalton, Georgia

West Seneca Public Library Swap
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:30-3:30 PM
West Seneca Public Library Makerspace, 1300 Union Rd., West Seneca, NY
Details at www.BuffaloLib.org

Chicagoland Seed Swap
Saturday January 25, 20208:00 am –4:00 pm
Porter County IN Garden Show
included in $10 fair admission

Seed Swap Chicago Botanic Garden Seed Swap
 Sunday January 26, 2020, 1:30 pm Lecture3 –5 pm https://www.chicagobotanic.org/calendar/event/seedswap

Seed Swap
Saturday February 1, 202010 am –1 pm
Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center
cschottland@2cwlaw.comfor more info

Chicagoland Seed Swap
Sunday, February 2, 20201-3pm
KilbournPark Organic Greenhouse
KilbournPark fieldhouse auditorium (located upstairs) 3501 N. KilbournAve. Chicago IL
https://www.facebook.com/events/565459927635184/

Chicagoland Seed Swap
Saturday February 15, 202011:30 am –1:30 pm
Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland, IL
https://fpdcc.com/event/seed-swap/

Chicagoland Seed Swap
Saturday February 29, 2020 10am –1 pm
Evergreen Park Public Library

Chicagoland Seed Swap
Sunday March 1, 2020
Peterson Garden Project
Check for updates: https://www.facebook.com/PetersonGardenProject/

Chicagoland Seed Swap
Saturday March 21, 2020
Chicago Community Gardeners Association
Whitney Young High School, Chicago
Included in conference admission
Check for updates:https://chicagocommunitygardens.org/ccga-goals/ccga-annual-meeting/

We have 42 swaps in 19 states so far for 2020.

THERE ARE MORE SEED SWAPS BEING ADDED DAILY TO THIS LIST - KEEP VISITING FOR UPDATES!

If we have missed your event, please email KathyJentz@gmail.com so we can add you in.



Friday, January 4, 2019

2019 Seed Swap Listing

Washington Gardener Magazine presents the 
14th Annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchanges
on Saturday, February 2, 2019, 12:30–4:00pm
at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA/Washington, DC
 Register in advance at:
WGSeedExchange-GSG.brownpapertickets.com
Details at: http://washingtongardener.blogspot.com
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Chester County Swap
Saturday, January 26, 2019  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

West Vincent Township
729 St. Matthews Road, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 19425

https://m.facebook.com/events/232331897677567/

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Grow Portland's third annual Seed Swap is a chance to share seeds you have saved in your garden. 

Event Details:

Saturday, February 9th, 2019 from 2:30-4pm at the Irco Community Room, 10323 NE Glisan St in Portland.

The event is free and open to the public.

Please sign up on our website in advance if you plan to attend.

Bring extra seed you have saved in your garden to share with others and discover new varieties. Local gardeners and farmers will have the opportunity to learn about seed saving and take home seeds. If you do not have any seed to share, you are welcome to come too— we normally have plenty of seeds. We encourage participants to arrive at 2:30pm sharp to set up. We will provide labels, table space to display seed and materials to help package the seeds.

This year, our event is held in partnership with Outgrowing Hunger and the City of Portland Community Gardens Program where attendees will have the opportunity to register for community garden plots.

Contact David, dbeller@growportland.org for further questions.
https://m.facebook.com/events/232331897677567/https://m.facebook.com/events/232331897677567/
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GALLANT FARM SEED SWAP10:00 am 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware, OH 43015
January 26, 2019
Come help Delaware County Master Gardeners celebrate National Seed Swap Day at the farm!  Bring your seeds to swap for other seeds or plants to grow in your garden.  Come even if you do not have seeds to share.  Swap heirloom seeds, rhizomes, roots, or tubers with other gardeners, or to just enjoy the activities and fun of the “swap”!  It will be a warming good time to start imagining your spring garden! Free, all ages.
ORGANIZER Gabe Rossgross@preservationparks.com

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NATIONAL SEED SWAP DAY
Sponsor: Land Trust of Bucks County
Co-Sponsor: Land Trust of Bucks County
Location: Plumsteadville Grange
Dates: January 26, 2019
Address: 5901 Old Easton Rd, Plumsteadville, PA 18949
Phone: (215) 795-2352
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Price: Free
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Seed Swap
Saturday, January 26th between 12-3pm.
In honor of National Seed Swap Day, Insectropolis will be holding a seed swap
Insectropolis, 1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755
Improve your seed supply by tapping into a tradition as old as time: swapping seeds.   Whether you have seeds to trade or are just starting out, come out and meet local like-minded gardeners and naturalists, gain solid gardening tips, discuss native plants, organic gardening, and, of course, diversify your seed supply.
See: http://www.insectropolis.com/eventcalendar.htm
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Duke Farms 4th Annual Seed Swap
Sat, February 2, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST
Duke Farms, 1112 Dukes Pkwy W. Hillsborough, NJ 08844
See: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-seed-swap-day-2019-tickets-53295402985
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Morton Memorial Library's Seed Swap
February 7th, 6-8pm in Rhinecliff, NY
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Seed Swap Day 2019 // Appleton, WI
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 1 PM – 4 PM
225 N Oneida St, Appleton, Wisconsin 54911

Free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00 to fund-raise for the Appleton Seed Library's education initiatives. 
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Plants With A Purpose Seed Swap
January 26, 2019
10400 Indian Walk Rd Jacksonville Florida

seed swap and are also having a plant and seed sale from 9:00am-2:00pm
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Second Annual Central Indiana Seed Swap
Saturday, January 26, 2019  :  9am – 2pm
Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville, IN 46060
Join us: Bring seeds to exchange if you have them, or just come and learn more about seed saving. Hear from local growers and other guest speakers as they share stories and seed saving tips.
This is a Buy-Sell-Trade event and there’s even a free table. Food, including vegetarian options, will be available to purchase on-site. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
visit www.hcmga.org/seed-swap-2 for more information
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Washington Gardener Magazine presents the 

14th Annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchanges
on Saturday, January 26, 2019, 12:30–4:00pm 
National Seed Swap Day!
at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD
 Register in advance at:
Details at: http://washingtongardener.blogspot.com
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Saturday, January 26, 2019  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join Delaware County Master Gardeners, Celebrate “National Seed Swap Day”
Bring your heirloom seeds to swap for other seeds or plants; if you have no seeds to swap, don’t worry:  there will be extras.  Just come for the fun swap activities – Free & For All Ages.
Gallant Farm 2150 BUTTERMILK HILL ROAD DELAWARE, OH  43015
Questions: Delaware County Master Gardeners:  Call 740-833-2030 or email:  blevins.256@osu.edu

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Event Title: National Seed Swap Celebration
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Cockeysville, MD
Space: Cockeysville Meeting Room
Description: Learn about the importance of seed saving from a Master Gardener. Afterward, participate by bringing your own seeds to exchange with others and get a head start planning your 2019 garden. Contact branch for more details.

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Last Saturday of January
10 am to 2 pm
January 26, 2019
The State Arboretum of Virginia
Blandy Experimental Farm
400 Blandy Farm Lane Boyce, VA 22620
(Route 50 East)
See: http://nsvmga.org/projects/blandy-seed-exchange/
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Annual Seed Swap Piedmont.
 Friday, Jan 25th 9-4 and Sat Jan 26, 9-2. 
We will have lots of free seed to give away, free food and free fun for the whole family.  This event is held at the Outdoor Supply Inc, 10559 N. Main St., Archdale NC 27263.  This is a whole community event with lots of donated items being raffled off.  Come join our fun. 
Follow us on Facebook for our yearly event..  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1809154982706645/

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Third Annual Seed Swap
Sponsored by the Master Gardener Association of the Central Rappahannock Area
On Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:00 am to 3:00 pm,
Rowser Building, 1739 Jefferson David Highway, Stafford, VA
January 26  - "3rd Annual National Seed Swap Day"Seed Swap Event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rowser Building  Free and open to the public. Public ENCOURAGED to attend! 
Lecturers: 
10:30 a.m. Wanda Johnson. Topic: Native Fruits and Vegetables
12:30 p.m. David Roos. Topic: Spring Clean-up.
2:00 p.m. Pat Reilly, Master Gardener. Topic: How to live and garden with Virginia Clay.
 
See: http://www.mgacra.org

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 9th Annual San Luis Valley Seed Exchange will be held at the Joyful Journeys Hot Springs Spa on February 9th and 10th. This is a community event which connects seed growers to each other and local farmers and gardeners. Vendors are able to display their seeds for trade.
9th San Luis Valley Seed Exchange
@ Joyful Journeys Hot Springs Spa
Learn more herehttps://slvseedexchange.com/
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2019 Annual Ogden Seed Exchange Seed Swap will also take place on February 9th from 10 am to noon. This year, the organizers ask that only locally grown and raised seeds are brought to the swap event for both sale or trade. They will have some seeds available at talks and workshops that have been donated from heirloom quality commercial sources.
2019 Annual Ogden Seed Exchange Seed Swap
@ Ogden Preparatory Academy Prep Elementary School, 1415 Lincoln Ave, Ogden, UT 
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - noon
Learn more herehttps://www.facebook.com/events/2154652394846388/?active_tab=about
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SEED SWAP SATURDAY

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Odenton Regional Library, 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton, MD
For more information on the Seed Swap Project, contact alison.rolen@gmail.com(link sends e-mail).
See: https://extension.umd.edu/anne-arundel-county/seed-swap-project
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Mountain West Seed Summit
February 22 – 23, 2019
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
 See: https://rockymountainseeds.org/attend/mountain-west-seed-summit
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Saturday Jan 19, 10 am – 12 noon
Kilbourn Park
3502 N Kilbourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
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Thursday Jan 24, 7 – 8 pm
Seed Starting Workshop + Always available seed library
Blue Island Public Library
2433 York Street 
Blue Island, IL 60406
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Saturday Jan 26,  10 am – 12 noon
U of I Extension Will County, IL
100 Manhattan Rd, Joliet, IL
Phone 815-727-9296
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Saturday January 26th from 11am – 1 pm
Thornhill Education Center, The Morton Arboretum
Swap is free with paid admission to the Arboretum (adults $15)
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Super Seed Weekend: January 26 & 27.
Seed Swap: January 27, 2019, 3 – 5 pm
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL
Join Val Kehoe, U of I Extension's Conservation@Home Ambassador,
and fellow gardeners to swap Annual, Vegetable and Native Seeds at this Free event! 
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Sunday Jan 27, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
West Cook Wild Ones at Seguin Gardens and Gifts
5621 W. 31st St. Cicero, IL
Winter Sowing Workshop and Native Plant Seed Exchange; $5
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Saturday Feb 2, 10 am – 2 pm
CARE’s 9th Annual Free Heirloom Seed Exchange
White Oak Lockport Library
121 E.8th St., Lockport, IL 60441
Learn about seed saving, worm composting, GMO’s, Butterflies & bees. 
Be sure to bring your clearly labeled seeds to exchange. We will have many varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers. For more info about this free event call: Mary 708.204.6924 or Ellen 815.834.1611. 
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Sunday March 10, 2-4pm
Forest Park Community Garden Seed Swap will be
St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle Avenue, Forest Park IL
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Saturday, March 30 (time TBD)
Chicago Community Gardeners Association
Breakthrough FamilyPlex
3219 W Carroll Ave 
Chicago, IL 60624
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University of Illinois Chicago
Heritage Garden Seed Library
Available Year Round + date usually in April
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Porter Co. IN Garden Fair
postponed due to construction until 2020
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2019 CENTRAL VIRGINIA SEED EXCHANGE: “The Magic of Seed”
10am to noon on Saturday, February 16th, 2019
Doors open to the public at 9:30am to set out your seed contributions to the exchange tables.
Willow Oaks Country Club
6228 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, VA 23225
Featuring:
educational displays from local non-profit organizations,
ornamental & edible garden crop seed,
abundant door prizes,
fun contests, children’s activities,

and a silent auction for charitable non-profits. -----------------------------
MORE SEED SWAPS BEING ADDED - KEEP VISITING FOR UPDATES!
If we have missed your event, please email KathyJentz@gmail.com so we can add you in.

2021 Seed Swap Day

UPDATED: The recording of the live session is at:  https://youtu.be/gAuxwndjpUU ( https://www.youtube.com/washingtongardenermagazine ) If yo...