Sunday, December 4, 2016

2017 Seed Swap Listing

Here are all the Seed Swaps/Seed Exchanges taking place on or around National Seed Swap Day in 2017.  They are listed in date order. (If we have missed your event, please send an email to with the full details so we can add your swap.)


Saturday, January 21, 2017, noon to 3:00 p.m.
Seed Swap @ Morton Arboretum 
Morton Arboretum, Thornhill Education Center, 4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53 LISLE, IL 60532 
Free with pre-registration
January 21th, 2017
4th Annual Winter Seed Exchange - Kansas City, MO
11am to 2pm
INDOORS at the Hampton Suites on the Plaza
Watch (and SHARE) the Facebook event page for more info and updates.
JOIN SeedSavers-KC in Facebook and help us get the word out...


Saturday 1/21, Tour (sold out) and Film Screening 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday 1/22; lecture 1:30 pm, Swap 3 – 5 pm
Super Seed Weekend @ Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, IL
Pre-pay Parking $20


Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 12:30–4:00PM
Washington Gardener Magazine presents the 
12th Annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange
For National Seed Swap Day!
at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD
Registration is now open at

Saturday, January 28  10AM-12PM
Gallant Farm
 PRESERVATION PARKS  (740) 524-8600
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.

Questions:  Call 740-833-2030 or email:
January 28, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Annual Seed SwapSlow Food Piedmont's 6th Annual at Old Salem
Old Salem Visitor Center (900 Old Salem Rd. Winston-Salem, NC )Join the seed swapping fun!
~Free and open to the public~

January 28, 2017
Beriswill Farm Market and Corn Maze will be hosting a seed swap event.  It will be held at Beriswill Farm Market (2200 Station Rd. Valley City, OH).  Anyone can bring in some seeds into the market and we will swap them for seeds we use on the farm and in our gardening. we are open 11am-5pm.   
Sat. Jan. 28th 10:00-3:00.  
The Jamestown Agricultural and Educational Junction is having their 3rd annual  Seed Swap event  We are also a nonprofit organization and are also looking for donations of gardening tools, tillers and canning supplies to help low income families learn how to grow their own food. This year we are proud to be sponsored by Outdoor Supply Inc/Southern States, Archdale, NC.
    Seed Savers bring your seed to exchange with others. Don't have seed to trade, we welcome you anyway. Pick up some free seed from our donations.  We will be offering 2 free classes, How to start seeds, and seed saving tips.  Classes are at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
   The Outdoor Supply Inc has everything you need to start germinating those seed right away.  Items include seed starting soil, garden soil, seed starting trays.  You will be able to get a head start on those seed.
Seed Swap will be held at Outdoor Supply Inc., 10559 N. Main St. Archdale, NC.  Phone numbers, 336-314-0306 and 336-434-1943.
January, 28th from 1-4pm
Calling all local seed savers with good quality seed to share seeds with other seed savers and local gardeners. Join the nonprofit urban gardening organization, Grow Portland, for the first annual Seed Sharing Event at the Midland Library in Portland, OR on National Seed Swap Day. Bring extra seed you have saved in your garden with others and discover new varieties. Local gardeners and farmers will have the opportunity to learn about seed saving and take home free seed.
Everyone will sign-in upon arrival. We encourage those bringing seeds to share to arrive at 1pm. We will provide those bringing seed with labels to fill out about the seed they brought, a table space to display their seed and packets with a spoon to help package their seeds for others. Contact Jennie London at for further questions.
Register at:
Saturday Jan 28 1-3pm 
Seed Swap in Lincoln, Nebraska
 at Two Pillars Church 1430 South Street
The event is hosted by Community Crops and Open Harvest Co-op Grocery.
Sat, January 28, 10am – 2pm
Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Ln, Boyce, VA
What can gardeners do in the dead of winter when the ground is frozen and plants are dormant? Get ready for planting next spring’s garden, of course! A good way to get started is to join the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association at the Blandy Seed Exchange. There is no cost to participate in the event.

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Barrier Island Center
8385 S. Hwy. A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
Join us at 10am to exchange native and food plant seeds with other local gardening enthusiasts, or just take a few free packets of available seeds, then learn about host plants with native plant enthusiast John Boltz, followed by a guided hike along the sanctuary with Master Naturalist Josephine Capozziello. PLEASE CALL TO ENROLL at (321)723-3556. Swap items allowed ... vegetable, fruit, herb, or flower seeds that have been purchased, in original packaging, or saved open-pollinated seeds, seedlings, house plant cuttings, and small plants. Please do NOT bring hybrid seeds, outdated seeds, GMO seeds, or any invasive seeds or plants.

January 28, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
4th Annual Seed Swap in Columbus., OH   
Join us for this free event as we browse the seed catalogs, swap seeds and learn about adding medicinals to our edibles as companion plants and more.
The Cluckwagon food truck will be on site, so come for seeds and a sandwich (or, just come for a really tasty chicken sandwich!). The Cluckwagon is part of Speckled Hen Farms in Cardington, OH. They raise birds on pasture and source local ingredients for their famous chicken sausages.
Lily Shahar Kunning from Boline Apothecary will be there to speak about adding medicinals to our gardens for use in home remedies, body care, and pest control. Columbus Garden Coach, Tisa Watts, will also be on site to answer questions about planning and growing a home garden!
We are offering a 15% discount on Baker Creek and Seed Saver Exchange seeds, plus free shipping when ordered at the event. Use this form to pre-order now:
Although this is a free event, registration is required.
Register at City Folk’s Farm Shop, by calling 946-5553, or by emailing


January 28, 2017 
The Master Gardener Association of the Central Rappahannock Area (MGACRA) will be hosting a Seed (and anything gardening-related) Swap on National Seed Swap Day at
The Central Rappahannock Regional Library,
1201 Caroline Street (Theater) in Fredericksburg, VA from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
Bring seeds*, plants*, cuttings*, tools, books, magazines, flower pots, etc that you no longer need and TAKE what you do need. If you don't have anything to bring COME ANYWAY - there will be free seeds for everyone!
10:30 a.m--11:00 p.m. Gryphon Corpus from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange will give a short talk on pollinators.
12:00 p.m--12:30 p.m. Herb Talk by Ann Gorrell, our very own Master Gardener herb guru.
1:00 p.m--2:00 p.m. "Winter makes the Gardener" lecture by David M. Roos. Mr. Roos has a garden design and consulting practice in The Plains, VA, has written for a newspaper column and gives lectures all over the country. His lectures are always sure to entertain.
ALL DAY: Have a sick plant or gardening questions? Master Gardeners will be on hand all day to answer your gardening questions. There will be a raffle, light refreshments, seed catalogs, information and tons of crazy gardeners!


Saturday 28 January from 1-3pm
Howard County Seed Swap at the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City, MD.
Please call the library at 410-313-1950 to register.


Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
The Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners are having the 2nd annual Seed Swap at the Crofton Community Library, Crofton, MD -Free- Come to the 2nd Annual Seed Swap at Crofton Community Library – with or without seeds to share. There will be a short presentation and then the swapping begins. Everyone will go home with seeds. It’s a fun morning to hear and share garden stories. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions about varieties, planting, care, and more. A fantastic way to try some new varieties! Seed Catalogs - Informational Handouts - Giveaways


Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 12 PM - 3 PM
Ephrata Seed Swap
Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata, WA
Ephrata Seed Savers invites you to the Ephrata Public Library to share and swap seeds for the upcoming 2017 growing season. This should be lots of fun and informative also.


Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1 PM - 6 PM CST
2017 Stl Seeding Frenzy Seed Swap
The Old Millstream, 912 S Main St, St. Charles, Missouri 63301
Organic education in seed saving/starting in the greater St.Louis area. We promotes organic gardening,workshops,events,seed sovereignty and seed freedom.


Sat 1/28, 8 am – 4 pm
Porter County Expo Center, 215 East Division Road Valparaiso, IN 46383
$10 admission to full event includes 5 seed packets. Additional packets 5/$1


Saturday, January 28, 2017
Barrier Island Center Eco Club - National Seed Swap Day
8385 S. Hwy. A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
Open to all grades K-12. Learn about National Seed Swap Day and participate in an actual seed swap! Each participant will take home a variety of seeds/seedlings/plant cuttings to sow and care for on their own. Participating in a seed swap promotes biodiversity and is a wonderful way to recycle seeds, seedlings, plant cuttings, and plants you won't use or no longer want or need. Please refer to the list of requirements below.
***REQUIREMENTS: Each participant is required to bring at least one package of seeds for the swap (vegetable, fruit, or flower seeds that have been purchased, in original packaging, or saved open-pollinated seeds). Participants may additionally bring seedlings, house plant cuttings, or small plants if desired.  Please do NOT bring hybrid seeds, outdated seeds, GMO seeds, or any invasive seeds or plants.
We are only able to allow one parent signup per child due to limited workspace. Parents are requested to remain in the classroom for this particular eco club to assist their children.
This program begins promptly at 1:30p and ends at approximately 4:00p.
Space is limited. Registration is REQUIRED in advance at


Sunday,  January 29,  2017 11:00a – 12:00noon 
Sunnyvale Local Garden Share at Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale, CA
Neighbors Sharing Food/Flowers/Herbs/Seeds from their Gardens
As a special treat we will also be hosting a Seed Exchange with Silicon Valley Grows, featuring the Petaluma Gold Rush bean. Loads of limes, and maybe a few oranges. 
Please bring whatever you have extra from your garden to share, and even if you don’t please come and share yourself. Come let your fellow gardeners know what you are planting for your fall garden.
9th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap
Sunday, January 29, 2017
 11-3pm, Free
Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery
 A celebration to bring seeds & people together
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network at the downtown Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St.,  CA
More than 400 people attended last year, sharing seeds and knowledge with other backyard gardeners, plant lovers, beekeepers and farmers. Come be a part of this seed saving movement, making sure that locally adapted varieties of seed & plants are passed on to future generations.  Special speakers, children activities & live music! 
Event Facebook page (English & Spanish):
More Info: 962-2571

 Sunday, Jan. 29, 2-4pm
Washington County Public Library in Abingdon, VA
 is hosting a Seed Swap 
Details at:

Saturday, February 4, 2017, from 12:30–4:00PM
Washington Gardener Magazine presents the 
VA-DC Seed Exchange
at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA (outside Washington, DC)
Registration is now open at -


Saturday 2/4 from 12 noon - 1:30 pm
U of I Extension Southside Gardener’s Seed Swap
U of I Extension office located at 9415 S Western Ave, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60643
Please bring your seeds to share and small envelopes, a marker to mark your envelopes. The U of I Extension will supply a limited amount of materials.


Sat Feb 4 th 10 am – 4 pm
White Oak Lockport Library, 121 E. Eighth St., Lockport, IL
Will Co. Citizens Against Ruining The Environment will be on site to demonstrate how to save seed, vermicomposting.
For More info Contact Ellen 815.834.1611

Saturday February 4, 2017 from 12 noon - 1:30 pm
5th Annual SouthSide Organic Gardeners Seed Swap
The U of I Extension is thrilled to partner with Abe Lentner to co-host the
5th Annual SouthSide Organic Gardeners Seed Swap on
The Swap will be held at the U of I Extension office located at 9415 S Western Ave, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60643
Please bring your seeds to share and small envelopes, a marker to mark your envelopes. The U of I Extension will supply a limited amount of materials.
Please register here  so we know that you are coming!
Although there is no charge to attend this event, free will donations are welcome at the door.
If you need special accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Sarah Batka at by Jan 27, 2017
Sunday, February 5 at 12:30 PM - 2 PM
Seed Swap and 5 Year Anniversary Celebration
The Loft Cinema, 3233 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ
The celebration of the Seed Library of Pima County Public Library's seed sharing community continues with a special community seed swap at theThe Loft Cinema on Sunday, February 5th from 12:30-2:00. Bring your clearly labeled seedy bounty, cuttings, starts, and good cheer and we'll provide the tables and coin envelopes (and of course, good cheer to match yours!). Don't have seeds to share--don't let that stop you! Nobody leaves empty-handed.
**Please note that this event is FREE and open to all. Immediately following the swap at 2:00pm, there will be a special, one-time screening of the movie, 'SEED: The Untold Story" for which attendees much purchse tickets. Ticket information can be found on The Loft Cinema's website:
Sunday, February 5 AND Saturday, February 11@ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Unitarian Church of Los Alamos
1738 N. Sage Street
COST: Free
CONTACT:  KokHeong McNaughton 505.662.2346
Community Event for all. Here are some recommendations.
• Bring only packets of seeds you wish to give away entirely. You may not get any back!
• Take only enough seeds you can use in one growing season.
• If you are sharing seeds you’ve saved from your garden, please mark them clearly with the name of the plant and the year from which they were saved
Free pots to start seeds are also available.
February 11th, 9-3pm,
The Kaw Valley Seed Fair is on
at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, Lawrence, KS
February 11, 2017 9am - 12pm 
Great Indy Seed Swap
Benton House
312 S Downey Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Contact: Peter Kuhns, pkuhns[at-at]
For those who would like to have a table at this event, the fee will be $10.00 made payable to Peter Kuhns. The venue is small so only 5 tables are practical. 
Sunday, February 11, 2017
3rd Annual LIRSC Seed Swap
@Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead Campus
121 Speonk Riverhead Rd, Riverhead, NY
12pm - 4pm
Imagine the annual seed swap as an old fashioned Facebook for seeds.  Seed swaps serve so many purposes; not only are they fun, they are a way to meet other gardeners, farmers and seed savers, brush up on new techniques, ask questions, and of course GET NEW SEEDS for your collection. Double bonus for breaking up the winter blues that afflict those of us who love working with the dirt.

 Sat Feb 11
Seed Swap Carbondale, Illinois
Bring seeds, take seeds.
Plants also welcome.
Everything free.
Come even if you have nothing.
Bring everything you can share.
just like the plants give..
Information provided about starting and cultivating seedlings
Information provided about saving seed
Carbondale Community Farmers Market at the Carbondale High School 1301 Walnut st, Carbondale, IL
Sponsored by CC Farmers Market and the Subsistence Research Center

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Frankfort Public Library in Frankfort, IL
It’s like a potluck, but with seeds. Bring one variety of good-quality, fresh seeds to share (heirloom seeds if possible). You can find heirloom seeds at your local nursery. Go home with many varieties of seeds. The seeds will be shared with as many as 40 people so bring enough that everyone can get some. Two Will County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. This fun and casual event will include drinks. We will provide envelopes for the seeds you will take home. For more information call 815-534-6173 or visit the Adult Services Desk.


Feb. 25th, 2017
Scott County Extension/Master Gardener's in Gate City, VA will be having a swap.


Saturday, February 25, 2017  11:00 AM–2:30 PM 
A Celebration of Seeds: 5th Annual Seed and Plant Swap
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main Library (Oakland)
Free seeds and plants
Hands-on activities for children and teens
Seed Stories
Gardening experts
Workshops on seed starting and seed saving
Swap seeds, seedlings and perennials at the library. Bring your untreated, non-GMO seeds and plants to share or just pick up seeds donated by local gardeners, farmers and seed companies!
Workshops start at 11:30am.
CLP – Main (Oakland) – First Floor
4400 Forbes Avenue  Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Saturday, February 25, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Berthoud Community Library District
Seed Exchange 
236 Welch Avenue, Berthoud, CO

Saturday, February 25 at 10 AM - 12 PM
Ogden Preparatory Academy 1415 Lincoln Ave, Ogden, Utah 84404
This annual event has become a favorite for many and is not to be missed. At 11:00 we will have a short workshop on the basics of saving seeds. Raffle drawing winners will be announced about 11:30. take note that many of the seeds shared may be collected by some new to saving seeds. If you find that a variety did not turn out as expected you should notify the grower if known. We are passionate about educating and hope that more people would participate in the learning opportunities we provide.
Sunday February 26th 11-4pm
Central Michigan Seed Swap.
@Creative 360 1517 Bayliss St.  Midland, MI
Our third annual swap will feature presentations, educational workshops and seeds for everyone! 
March 3, 2017
Santa Fe Seed Exchange
Time: 5 pm to 7 pm
If you are looking for free seeds for your vegetable or flower garden, come to the Santa Fe Seed Exchange-No need to sign up, just show up!
Location: Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavilion building, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM. Extra parking behind SITE Santa Fe (across the street)

Home Grown New Mexico is hosting this event for all home gardeners, community gardens and school gardens in cooperation with the Rocky Mountain West Seed Summit that is being held here in Santa Fe from March 3-4. In addition to our annual Seed Exchange, there will be a Seed Slam (poetry slam) hosted by and a mixer afterwards sponsored by the National Young Farmers Coalition. It’s going to be a big wonderful time for all who attend. Come to all or part but come to the Seed Exchange first! Cost: FREE!
For more info contact:
Saturday March 4, 11 am – 2 pm
Seed Swap @ The Plant
The Plant, 1400 W 46th St, Chicago, IL 60609
Hosted by Nature’s Little Recyclers, we are offering a range of heirloom, organic and naturally grown variety of seeds that do well in the Chicago area. You can swap for rare seeds, and plentiful packets of free seeds to all who will plant and grow in 2017.
We will be accepting donations of hand and garden tools for creating a Chicago UrbanAg Tool Bank.
Saturday March 4, 12 Noon to 1:30pm
Friends of Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse
KPOG, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave. Chicago, IL, US 60641
$5 Donation at Door
Sun, March 5, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
8th Annual Seed Swap!
2nd Floor Ballroom, 5917 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60660
Whether you saved seeds from plants grown in your garden, have leftover new or used seed packets, or are looking for seeds, the 8th Annual Seed Swap in the place to be! You never know what you will find – gardeners are generous people, after all. Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones as we all get excited about growing together in 2017!

Saturday, March 11 at 10 AM - 3 PM
2616 S. Calumet, Chicago, IL
Hosted by Nature’s Little Recyclers
Sat March 25, 9 am – 5 pm
CCGA Conference
Breakthrough FamilyPlex, 3219 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60624
Swap Early April - TBD
UIC Heritage Garden Seed Library
Seed Library Available Year Round
The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Keep checking back as we are adding new swaps to this listing all the time!

So far, we have 47 swaps in 19 states.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

2016 Seed Swap Listing

Here are all the Seed Swaps/Seed Exchanges taking place on or around National Seed Swap Day in 2016. (If we have missed your event, please send an email to with the details so we can add you.)


Starting Saturday, Jan 30th in honor of National Seed Swap Day
(and to go throughout the  2016 growing season)
Skagway Public Library, Skagway, Alaska
    The Seed Swap card catalog drawer will be reinstated at the library.  Local gardeners may access donated seeds by asking the librarian for the ‘Seed Swap’ drawer.  Please bring any well-labeled (type/ date collected) extra seed you have to swap. Info about seed viability/ longevity will be provided.
Details: Kim/ Skagway Organic Gardening Society (907)-983-2497


8th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap Sunday, January 31, 2016  11-3pm, Free Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery A celebration to bring seeds & people together. A community program hosted by the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Non-profit Co-Sponsors: Island Seed & Feed, Healing Grounds Nursery, Santa Barbara Seed Saving Guild, Super Bee Rescue,  & Botanical Interests High Quality Seed Co. On Facebook: Santa Barbara Annual Community Seed Swap:

Saturday, February 27 1 to 4 p.m.
Chaparral Auditorium 414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, California 93023
Bring stories, seeds, cuttings, or starts to share, and join in a tradition as old as agriculture itself. There will be seeds and plants available for sale, too. $5 suggested donation at the door. This 5th Annual Event is open to all – seed savers and seed planters alike. Generally, most seeds are freely offered by hobbyists and professionals, although there are some sales/donation requests for certain potted plants and starts, and some commercially packaged seed. For this event, there is a $5 donation request at the door to support the sponsors. Seed swaps are an uncanny kind of potlatch that we don’t see a lot of these days, especially for general public events. While one could easily score a hundred dollars worth of free seed, the knowledge of what to do with those seeds is also freely shared by many experienced gardeners and farmers there, which probably is an of incalculably higher value — it is an especially rich community in that way.
Details at:


Saturday, February 13, 1-3pm
Berthoud Community Library, Berthoud, CO
Come swap seeds and donate any extra you have to help start our new seed library.
Details: 970-532-2757 or


Saturday, January 30 from 12noon-4:00pm at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD. 11th Annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange. To register:


Saturday, January 23
Seed and Scion Swap from 10:30am-1:30pm
Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA
This event is free and open to all gardeners – whether you are a member of a community garden, or tend vegetables and fruit in your own yard.

RSVP at:  

Saturday, April 2nd 
19th Annual Old Timey Seed Swap from 1pm-6pm with potluck at 2pm
Grove Creek Farm 10 Legacy Rd Crawford GA 30630
This event is free and open to all gardeners. Please bring seeds, bulbs, plants to swap. Share and listen to old timey gardening knowledge. 



Swap Seeds at the Frankfort Public Library Saturday, January 30, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. It’s like a potluck, but with seeds. Bring one variety of good-quality, fresh seeds (heirloom seeds are preferred, but not required) to share at this fun & casual event. Go home with many varieties of seeds. The seeds will be shared with as many as 50 people so bring enough that everyone can get a few. We will provide envelopes for the seeds you will take home. For more information call 815-534-6173 or visit the Adult Services Desk.
Or go to:

Seed Exchange Feb 14 2016 @ White Oak Lockport branch Library 121 E. 8th St Lockport,Ill hosted by C.A.R.E. Citizens Against Ruining the Environment.

4th Annual Southside Organic Gardeners Seed Swap
Saturday Feb 20, 2016 from 10 – 11:30 am
U of I Extension office, 9415 S. Western Ave, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL
Co-hosted with Abe Lentner, featuring guest speaker, Josh Tate who will share his methods for intensive vertical urban farming.  Bring your seeds, envelopes and a marker. Extension will supply limited materials.
Please register for this free event at

Seed Swap with Craig LeHoullier
Sunday, February 28, 2016 2 – 5 p.m.
Share and swap seeds with other gardeners. "Epic Tomatoes for the Midwest"
Chicago Botanic Garden's Alsdorf Auditorium
Free lecture; preregistration required


The third annual Indy Seed Swap will be held on Jan 30, 2016 from 10am to 1pm at the Historic Benton House (312 S. Downey Ave., Indianapolis, IN). Rain or shine, sleet or 12" of snow, this seed swap will take place! This is a free event for Indy’s urban gardeners at all levels (beginner to expert). If you save seeds or just love gardening, bring your seeds and stories and share with others. If you are new to seed saving, come and learn from Indy's seed-saving community.  On the agenda for this year's seed swap will also be an introductory class on new forms of veggie/fruit gardening. 2016 is the year of succession planting and a discussion of moving to and managing a succession-planting garden will be part of the day's events. If you are ready for Spring, bring your self, seeds, and enthusiasm and let’s swap! No matter what the weather on Jan 30, we will be having this seed swap. So put it in 4-low and see you there! For more information, contact Pete Kuhns,


Saturday, Feb 2/20 at 10 am

Quad Cities Food Hub 3rd Annual Seed Swap 
Quad Cities Food Hub, 421 West River Drive, Davenport, Iowa
Details at:

Saturday, February 13, 9:00am
2015 Kaw Valley Seed Fair - KS
Douglas County Fairgrounds, Lawrence, KS
Seed Exchange. Vendors, food, lectures. More than 1,000 visitors came to the fair during each of the past three years, and we expect a similar turnout this year for this wonderful event. Bring your seeds to exchange, or just pick some up at the fair. The exchange also will include books, videos and other gardening and seed-saving resources. Please bring books, etc., that you'd like to pass on to others. We especially welcome heirloom, open-pollinated seed.


On January 29, 10:00 a.m. at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center at 521 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME, explore YOUR "creative nature" as Master Gardener and Beekeeper Jean Vose discusses the basic "how to's" for creating a pollinator friendly garden and the seeds you should be purchasing and sprouting. Jean will also give an overview of Maine pollinators and discuss the role of native bees and managed bees in crop pollination. Participants will learn about the principles of planting a pollinator garden as well as the answer to the question why all the buzz about bees and seeds.  There will be a community seed exchange beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m. Remember to bring your seed catalogs and your questions. Fee: $5. For more information and to register call 563-1363. Website:


Saturday, January 23 

Caroline Co. from 10am- 1pm at the Central Library-Denton. The seed swap is followed by a pot-luck meal.

Calvert Co. from 10:00am-1:00pm at the Calvert Library. For more information call: Calvert Library 410-535-0291 or Calvert Extension 410-535-3662

Saturday, January 30

Anne Arundel Co. at 10:00am at the Crofton Library.

Carroll Co.beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library. Registration is required--beginning Jan. 16.   410-386-4488,    

Crofton, MD Library-Free
Master Gardeners Seed Swap- a great way to try new varieties.  Contact @AlisonRolen
Montgomery Co.-from 12noon-4:00pm at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD. 11th Annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange. To register:
Saturday, March 19  
Kent Co.- from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Kent County Library in Chestertown. Call 410-778-3636 for more information.


Seed Swap on Sunday Feb 28th 1-3pm
@ Creative 360  1517 Bayliss St Midland, MI 48640
Hosted by Small House Farm and C360 Community Garden.
Contact Ben Cohen 989.708.0549 or


STL seeding Frenzy SEED SWAP 2016
Saturday, January 23 at 12-5pm (every 3rd Saturday of January)
St Louis's premeire seed swap bring your seeds or bring your dreams
The lower level, exterior, and tent that will be set up are pet-friendly. Just make sure your pet can handle crowds and you are scooping ready.
Old Millstream Bar, 912 S Main St, St. Charles, Missouri63301


Seed Swap on Saturday, January 30th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at  2 Pillars Church, 1430 South Street, Lincoln, NE
The Open Harvest Co-op Grocery and Community Crops Annual Seed Swap falls on National Seed Swap Day, January 30th. We will be hosting a space for the Lincoln gardening community to bring their seeds saved from last year and swap them! This is a great opportunity to see what everyone has been growing and maybe branch out and try planting something new. See- 


National Seed Swap Day at Duke Farms
Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)


Saturday, Feb. 6 from 11am-3:30pm
At the Main Library of the ABC Library (501 Copper NW Albuquerque, NM)
It's the 2nd annual ABC Seed Library Seed Fest! Get ready to swap, learn and make with other seedy people! We'll start things off with a closed seed swap for those with seed to trade and then open things up the rest of the day with lots of seed and information to share from community partners.
Schedule of events: 11-11:30: Closed Swap for Folks with seed to share. 11:30-12:30: Sean Ludden (Bosque Seed Collective) leads a workshop on saving vegetable seed.
12:30-1:30: Ruben Olguin (UNM, Artist) speaks on a history of indigenous seed collecting and leads an adobe seed pot-making workshop (all ages). 1:30-2: Dara Saville (Albuquerque Herbalism) speaks on seeds as medicine and food. 2-3:30pm: A free screening of the film Seeds of Time. Seedbroadcast will be outside the library the whole day to share stories. And bonus: First two hours of parking garage parking free with validation! Visit for more info.


Saturday, January 30, 9:30 am-12:45 pm
8th Annual Seed and Houseplant Swap - Upstate NY 

Rochester Civic Garden Center, Rochester, NY 
Co-sponsored by the Upstate Gardeners’ Journal
Fee: $15 includes both talks, the swaps, and refreshments. You are encouraged to bring seeds and houseplant cuttings to swap, but they are not required, and there will be plenty for everyone to take some home. Join us for a garden fix in the dead of winter, with two fun and informative talks and an opportunity to swap seeds and houseplant cuttings with fellow enthusiasts. Beat the winter blues and get a head start on spring.
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Join like-minded gardeners who are passionate about saving seeds and sharing their gardening stories at the second annual Schoharie-Otsego County Master Gardener Seed Swap at St Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church 326 Main Street in Middleburgh, NY from 9:30-10:30 am on Saturday, January 30. Come and swap vegetable, herb, and flower seeds with other gardeners from throughout our region. Network with fellow gardeners and prepare for the 2016 gardening season.
For more information contact Schoharie-Otsego County Cooperative Extension at 518-234-4303.
2nd Annual LIRSC Seed Swap. This year's swap will again be held at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead, NY. Save the date and join us on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Last year's turn out was astounding and we are so excited to bring the public more talks, demos, panels and of course SEEDS to this year's swap. See:


The Jamestown Market is proud to host its 2nd annual Seed Sway Day Sat Jan 30th and Sun Jan 31st, 2016.  Hours Sat - 9-5, Sun -12-4.
Seed Savers bring your seed to exchange with others. Don't have seed to trade, we welcome you anyway. Pick up some free seed from our donations. 
We will be having several seed starting classes throughout both days.  Enjoy a cup of coffee and pastries from our bakers, talk to a farmer, bring the family and enjoy this free event.
We are also a nonprofit organization and are also looking for donations of gardening tools, tillers and canning supplies to help low income families learn how to grow their own food.
The Jamestown Market 113 E. Main St., Jamestown, NC 27282, 336-314-0306 Find us on Facebook.

January 30, 2016 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.Old Salem Visitor Center(900 Old Salem Rd.)
Annual Seed SwapSlow Food Piedmont's 5th Annual at Old Salem, Winston-Salem, NC
Join the seed swapping fun! ~Free and open to the public~
Slow Food Piedmont, with support from Old Salem Horticulture and Forsyth County Master Gardener volunteers, will hold the much anticipated, annual seed swapping event for both new and long-time heirloom seed growers.
A potluck lunch is a part of this event of fun, swap & share – you are invited to bring a dish you love to make from your garden bounty or from a favorite family recipe. Everyone is welcome.


Saturday, January 30 2016, 2pm-4pm
Cleveland Seed Bank’s Annual Seed Swap 
Coffee Proper, 17823 Detroit Ave Lakewood, OH, 44107
Connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about saving seeds and sharing their seed stories. Come and swap heirloom seeds, rhizomes, roots, and tubers with other gardeners across our bioregion. Learn, network and prepare for the gardening season ahead.
New this year: Bring your sourdough starters, cheese and yogurt cultures, kefir grains and kombucha scoby to share. This event is free and open to all gardeners.
Details at:

February 27, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Seed Swap at Scott High School Toledo, OH


Free Seed Exchange on February 20, 2016,  11am to 2pm, snowdate- February 27 same times, at the Rudy Gelnett Library, Selinsgrove, PA   17870.  All interested gardeners are encouraged to come and swap some seeds for this year's planting season.  Seeds, seed catalogs, gardening tips, gardening information, snacks and door prizes will be offered free to those attending. Details at East Snyder Community Garden <>


January 30, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
 (All Ages) Join us for our ever popular annual seed swap at the Visitor Center. Using the seeds from the plants we grow in our own gardens allows us to repeat our successes, maintain genetic diversity and be more self-reliant.  Ijams’ Seed Swap is a free event to promote the sharing of vegetable, flower and other seeds among area gardeners.  Everyone is welcome, with or without seeds!
This program is FREE for everyone. Please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 for more information and registration. See:


Ogden Seed Exchange - February 20
Ogden Seed Exchange will be hosting its 6th annual Seed Swap on February 20, 2016.  Please note our new location this year at Ogden Preparatory Academy, 1415 Lincoln Ave., Ogden, UT.   Time:  10:00 am - noon.   Bring your open-pollinated and heirloom seeds to trade.  You do not need to bring seeds to participate.  Bring extra envelopes for trades and/or purchases. 


Seed Saving School, 40th Anniverary Regional Seed Savers Exchange Meet and Seed Swap - Join us for a one day seed saving pre-conference intensive, Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at the Virginia Association For Biological Farming Conference  W.E. Skelton 4-H Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake, VA

Gardeners will again gather in the library for the Foundation of the State Arboretum’s sixth annual seed exchange Saturday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Ln, Boyce, Virginia 22620. This is a free event, no tickets or reservations are required. Participants are encouraged to bring seeds, plants, roots, or cuttings to exchange with other gardeners. Native plants are especially encouraged, but no plants or seeds on the Arboretum's list of invasive plants are allowed. That list may be found at The seed exchange, which is sponsored by Our Shop and the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association, will also feature a book and magazine swap. Author Forrest Pritchard will be on hand to sign copies of his latest book, Growing Tomorrow. Master gardeners will also help with gardening questions. For more information call Elaine Specht at 540-459-9657 or go to:

Saturday, Feb 6, 12:30-4pm
Washington Gardener Seed Exchange - VA/DC - MidAlantic
Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA
Washington Gardener Magazine, the publication for DC- area gardening enthusiasts, is co-hosting the seventh annual Washington Seed Exchange at Green Spring Gardens. This event includes lectures, face-to-face seed swap, and more. You bring your extra seeds to swap with other gardeners. Everyone will leave with a bag full of seeds, new garden friends and expert planting advice. Fee includes lectures, goody bag and seed swap. Register by calling 703-642-5173. Fee: $20/person $15 for Washington Gardener subscribers and Friends of Green Spring. For more information, contact Kathy Jentz, Washington Gardener Magazine, 301-588-6894,
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The Great Seattle Seed Swap, NW -- Saturday, Jan. 30, 1:30-4 p.m., Community Room, Brick Building, Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. See 

Heirloom Seed Seed Swap - Bellingham's 8th Annual.
Sunday January 31st -Doors Open 3pm
"Honoring Biodiversity of Seeds for Food & Medicine"
* Amateur & Professional Seed-Savers Welcomed.
* Seed-Potatoes & Permaculture -ly Edible Tubers Too!

Majestic Hall-Inspiration Farm
619 E. Laurel Rd Bellingham, Wa. 98226
See the facebook event listing -

Historic Venersborg Schoolhouse Seed Swap  Battle Ground, WA
Sunday, January 31, 1:00-4:00pm Flowers~Vegetables~Herbs~Ornamentals~Edibles. Many are local saved seeds, non-GMO, heirloom and more. Thanks to a few generous people there will be a wide selection with many varieties. Bring your own extras if you have any. Visit with new and experienced gardeners and start dreaming of spring! Here is a partial list: basil, beans, beets, borage, broccoli, calendula, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumber, dill, fennel, kale, lettuce, marigold, melons, nasturtium, nigella, onion, parsley, peas, peppers, poppies, pumpkins, radish, squash, sunflowers, swiss chard, tomatoes, zinnias and more.
Informal soup/snack potluck and non-perishable food drive to benefit the North County Community Food Bank.
Details at:

The Great Seattle Seed Swap, NE -- Saturday, Feb. 6, details TBA. See

Snoqualmie Valley Seed Exchange -- Saturday, Feb. 6, Cedarcrest High School, Duvall, details TBA. See

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


Our current 2016 total so far is 46 swaps in 24 states! 
Keep checking back as we are adding new swaps to this listing all the time!

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