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Seed Swap Announcements
« on: 2019-01-11, 08:35:58 PM »

Having a local seed swap? Tell us about it here...

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Re: Seed Swap Announcements
« Reply #1 on: 2019-01-11, 08:43:23 PM »
I'm expecting to attend the NOFA-NY and Northeast Seed Alliance Swap on January 19th in Saratoga Springs, New York. I'd love to meet some of you there.

https://www.facebook.com/events/386904141882434/


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Re: Seed Swap Announcements
« Reply #2 on: 2019-01-13, 11:20:43 AM »
Seed Swap at McGuckin's Hardware in Boulder Colorado.

Jan 26, 2019 (Saturday)
11am to 1pm

https://www.mcguckin.com/event/seed-swap-saturday-2019

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Re: Seed Swap Announcements
« Reply #3 on: 2019-01-13, 08:53:20 PM »
9th Annual San Luis Valley Seed Exchange

Feb. 9th & 10th at Joyful Journey Hot Springs, CO

https://slvseedexchange.com/
San Luis Valley, CO. >7,500'. Zone3-4. Low rainfall: 8-10''. Low Humidity. High winds.

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Re: Seed Swap Announcements
« Reply #4 on: 2019-01-17, 07:53:08 PM »
We have Seedy Saturdays across Canada.  The first one was last week, and they continue till mid-May.  The small one I volunteered at last week had over 500 people attend, but the larger ones have thousands.

There are seed exchanges, book trades, lectures, children's activities, information about  plants, weeds, pollinators, and sales of seeds and plants (fruit trees, mushroom kits etc). 

I will just put the place and date here, but for more information, go to   https://seeds.ca/events

I will update regularly, but I missed quite a few - we really have a lot.

Already finished, in January.   Saanich B.C.,   Galiano BC        Papineauville, QC
       
Already finished, in February.  Blind Bay BC   Creston BC   Denman Island BC  Fernie BC.  Mayne Island BC  Penticton BC    Qualicum Beach BC.  Robson Valley BC.  Salt Spring Island BC   Sooke BC   Vancouver BC   Victoria BC.  Tofino BC  Tyndall MB.  Almonte ON    Brantford ON    Gilles ON.  Hamilton ON    Kitchener ON   Niagara South ON   Oakville ON.  Picton ON    Stratford ON  Tehkummah ON      St. Thomas ON     Thunder Bay ON.   Toronto-North York ON  Montréal QC.    Nicolet QC.     St-Apollinaire QC.  Sawyerville QC.  Sherbrooke QC.   St-Vallier QC   Thetford QC.  Prince Albert SK   Yorkton SK    Bridgewater NS.  Musquodoboit Harbour NS.  Truro NS   Miramichi NB.
 
Already finished, in March.  Calgary AB  Edmonton AB. Lethbridge AB.  Red Deer AB   Stony Plain AB. Campbell River BC   Cobble Hill BC   Comox Valley BC  Duncan BC.  Enderby BC   Kamloops BC  Kelowna BC    Ladner BC  Langley BC   Lillooet BC  North Shore Vancouver BC  Port Alberni BC  Powell River BC   Prince George BC   Sointula BC  Squamish BC. Vernon BC. Hillsborough NB  St Andrews NB  Upper Stweiacke NS   Central Algoma ON. Beeton ON  Bradford ON  Brampton ON.  Brockville ON  .Cambridge ON  Guelph ON. Haldimand County ON. Innisfil ON  Kingston ON   London ON   Newmarket ON. Niagara North ON  Orillia ON.  Ottawa ON. Owen Sound ON   Pembroke ON.  Peterborough ON. Quinte West ON  Sault Ste. Marie ON.  St. Catherine's ON  Toronto - Parkdale ON.  Toronto East-Scarborough ON. Utopia ON  Centre Wellington ON.  Laval, Québec  Saguenay QC. Val-David QC.  Verdun QC.  Indian Head SK. Meadow Lake SK   Moose Jaw SK. Regina SK  Saskatoon SK
   
Already finished, in April.    Cherryville, BC   Clearwater BC   Creston, BC.    Springfield, MB.      Florenceville-Bristol, NB     Annapolis Royal, NS   Wolfville, NS.  Caledon, ON.    Huntsville, ON.   Kemptville, ON.  Mississauga ON.  Toronto-Central East, ON.   Westport, ON


Finished, in May:   Hudson, SK     Toronto-Scarborough, ON.    Toronto-West, ON

That's it for this year.
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Re: Seed Swap Announcements
« Reply #5 on: 2019-01-18, 06:50:05 AM »
The Douglas County Extension Office located at 8015 West Center Road is having their annual seed share on 26 January 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. You need not bring seeds to trade to get seeds in return.
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Re: Seed Swap Announcements
« Reply #6 on: 2019-02-02, 02:27:14 AM »
I just found out yesterday there is a seed swap at the library in a town near me. The town considers it's self an "upscale" tourist destination and has lots of crafts and heirloom vegetable stuff at it's market. I'm not sure how my seeds will be received there but I put together some to take. I decided to print up a little disclaimer or explanation to put with each pack so folks can just read and decide for themselves;

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These seeds are not pure varieties or heirlooms. They have no accompanying romance or history. They are simply the result of several years adaptation to growing in the Ohio River Valley, with each generation selected for productivity and flavor and without chemical inputs of any kind. They are descended from largely random mixes of open pollinated varieties and will produce a varied crop. To continue adaptation to your garden and tastes simply save seed primarily from your favorite individual plants.

Some helpful reading:
Landrace Gardening Blog” by Joseph Loftouse, search for it on the Mother Earth News website.
 “Breed Your Own Vegetables” by Dr. Carol Deppe, freelance plant breeder and owner of Fertile Valley Seeds.
Return to Resistance - Breeding Crops to Reduce Pesticide Dependence” by Raoul A. Robinson
Seed to Seed” by Suzann Ashworth, somewhat counter to regional adaptation gardening but a great reference of species identification and seed saving technique.

*I only learned of the seed swap the day before so seeds have not been germination tested.
 



 
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Re: Seed Swap Announcements
« Reply #7 on: 2019-02-02, 04:13:27 AM »
I think that’s a good notice and information to place with you seeds at the swap. I do the same when I’m swapping seed from ‘unbagged’ seed stock. The book information is a nice touch! Great idea Reed!!! There’s another Seed Swap in Omaha, Nebraska.

SEED SWAP:
 16 February 10
10 am-2 pm
Yates Educational Community Center
3260 Davenport Street
Omaha, Nebraska
68131

"It’s Not What You Look At That Matters, It’s What You See...Freedom Disappears Under The Dominance Of A Bad Habit...It Is Not The Land That Is Broken, But Our Relationship To Land"

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Re: Seed Swap Announcements
« Reply #8 on: 2019-02-02, 10:34:02 PM »
Montreal:

SEEDY WEEKEND

February 16 to February 17, 2019
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

http://m.calendrier.espacepourlavie.ca/en/evenement.php?id=849131

This year it will be at the Planetarium, not at the Botanic Gardens.
(Viau metro station)

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Re: Seed Swap Announcements
« Reply #9 on: 2019-02-03, 12:47:13 PM »
Here's the disclaimer (or marketing pitch) that I post on my table at seed swaps.
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« Reply #10 on: 2019-02-03, 02:10:08 PM »
Yes, a marketing pitch - that would certainly attract me.
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Re: Seed Swap Announcements
« Reply #11 on: 2019-02-03, 04:52:55 PM »
I enjoyed the swap and met some nice people who were interested in local adaption and most all my seeds found homes. I left the rest for their seed library. Some seemed interested in the books I recommended too. Hopeful I may be able to maybe cultivate some new friendships and  local collaborators for some of my projects. 

I brought home some herb seeds and a couple new to me pole beans. One fellow had some KY Butcher corn, huge flour kernels. I didn't take any cause it had unruly color genetics and didn't fit with my goal. It was cool looking corn though.


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Re: Seed Swap Announcements
« Reply #12 on: 2019-02-09, 05:07:10 PM »
Annual Seed Swap and Giveaway hosted by The Growing Project in Fort Collins Colorado

March 10, 2019
10am to 1pm
Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House
316 Willow St, Fort Collins, CO 80524

https://www.facebook.com/events/410430436165799/

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Re: Seed Swap Announcements
« Reply #13 on: 2019-02-16, 07:07:38 PM »
Seed Swap with David Woolley of the Manitou Springs Seed Library

March 16, 2019 (Saturday)
10am to 12pm   
Manitou Springs Seed Library
701 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829

https://www.peakradar.com/event/mid-winter-seed-swap-with-david-woolley-of-the-manitou-springs-seed-library/

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Re: Seed Swap Announcements
« Reply #14 on: 2019-02-18, 01:19:59 PM »
Rosehouse Seed Swap with Rooney Bloom

March 1, 2019 (Friday)
7pm to 8:30pm   
14 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
$5

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rosehouse-seed-swap-with-rooney-bloom-tickets-55727916699