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.

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