Posted on: January 27, 2017 | Written By: Doug Oster |
For years I’ve been trading seeds with readers, it’s so much fun. I love discovering varieties that have been grown by their families for generations. There’s lots of different ways to do it. You can find friends to swap with, go online and look for seed trading sites. Here’s a list of events across the country. It includes one run by my friend Kathy Jentz at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD. It’s her 12th annual event she’s put together through her Washington Gardener magazine. There’s also another seed swap down there on February 2, 2017.
There isn’t anything locally that I can find, but there’s a cool event next month called a celebration of seeds on Saturday February 25, 2017 at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s main library in Oakland.
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
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.
Sponsors: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory, and Grow Pittsburgh.
CLP – Main (Oakland) – First Floor
4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sharing seeds and being with like minded gardeners is a great thing to d this time of the year as we are longing for spring.