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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.

Already finished, in January.   Saanich B.C., Galiano BC        Papineauville, QC
       
Already finished, in February.     Creston BC   Denman Island BC   Mayne Island BC   Qualicum Beach BC.  Salt Spring Island BC    Victoria BC.   Almonte ON    Brantford ON     Hamilton ON      Niagara South ON     Stratford ON  Tehkummah ON      St. Thomas ON     Thunder Bay ON.    Montréal QC.    Nicolet QC.     St-Apollinaire QC.  Sawyerville QC.    St-Vallier QC   Thetford QC.   Bridgewater NS.  Miramichi NB.
       
     

Toronto-North York ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 23, 2019         

Tofino BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 23, 2019         

Vancouver BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 23, 2019         

Truro NS Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 23, 2019         

Kitchener ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 23, 2019         

Blind Bay BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 23, 2019         

Fernie BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 23, 2019         

Gilles ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 23, 2019       

Tyndall MB Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 23, 2019         

Yorkton SK Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 23, 2019         

Fête des semences de Sherbrooke QC
Samedi et dimanche le 23 et 24 février 2019         

Sooke BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 23, 2019         

Penticton BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 23, 2019         

Robson Valley BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 23, 2019         

Picton ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday February 23, 2019         

Fête des semences de Lanaudière
23 et 24 février 2019         

Prince Albert SK Seedy Sunday
Sunday February 24, 2019         

Musquodoboit Harbour NS Seedy Sunday
Sunday February 24, 2019         

Oakville ON Seedy Sunday
Sunday February 24, 2019         

London ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 2, 2019         

Newmarket ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 2, 2019         

Utopia ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 2, 2019         

Saturday March 2, 2019         

Kamloops BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 2, 2019         

Regina SK Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 2, 2019         

Ottawa ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 2, 2019       

Ladner BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 2, 2019     

Comox Valley BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 2, 2019         

Sointula BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 2, 2019         

Fête des semences de Québec
samedi et dimanche 2 et 3 mars 2019         
Université Laval, Québec

Brockville ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 2, 2019         

Prince George BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 2, 2019         

Sault Ste. Marie ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 2, 2019       

Ottawa Valley: Pembroke ON Seedy Sunday
Sunday March 3, 2019         

Lillooet BC Seedy Sunday
Sunday March 3, 2019         

Moose Jaw SK Seedy Sunday
Sunday March 3, 2019         

Saskatoon SK Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 9, 2019         

Cambridge ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 9, 2019     

Kingston ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 9, 2019         

Langley BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 9, 2019         

Enderby BC 25th Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 9, 2019       

Hillsborough NB Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 9, 2019         

Fëte des semences de Verdun QC
Samedi, 9 mars 2019         

Cobble Hill BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 9, 2019         

Brampton ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 9, 2019       

North Shore Vancouver BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 9, 2019       

Central Algoma ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 9, 2019         

St Andrews NB Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 9, 2019         

Kelowna BC Seedy Sunday
Sunday March 10, 2019         

Peterborough ON Seedy Sunday
Sunday March 10, 2019         

Indian Head SK Seedy Sunday
Sunday March 10, 2019   

Fête des semences du Saguenay QC
10 mars 2019         

Squamish BC Seedy Sunday
Sunday March 10, 2019         

Port Alberni BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 16, 2019         

Calgary AB Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 16, 2019         

Bradford ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 16, 2019         

Powell River BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 16, 2019         

Vernon BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 16, 2019         

Centre Wellington ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 16, 2019         

Edmonton AB Seedy Sunday
Sunday March 17, 2019         

Duncan BC Seedy Sunday
Sunday March 17, 2019       

Beeton ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 23, 2019       

Quinte West ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 23, 2019     

Campbell River BC Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 23, 2019         

Upper Stweiacke NS Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 23, 2019     

St. Catherine's ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 23, 2019         

Red Deer AB Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 23, 2019       

Toronto - Parkdale ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 23, 2019         

Niagara North Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 23, 2019         

Meadow Lake SK Seedy Sunday
Sunday March 24, 2019         

Innisfil ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 30, 2019         

Toronto East-Scarborough Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 30, 2019           

Haldimand County ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 30, 2019       

Owen Sound ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 30, 2019         

Stony Plain AB Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 30, 2019     

Orillia ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 30, 2019         

Guelph ON Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 30, 2019         

Fête des semences de Val-David
samedi le 30 mars 2019         

Lethbridge Seedy Saturday
Saturday March 30, 2019       

Mississauga Seedy Saturday
Saturday April 6, 2019       

Clearwater BC  Seedy Saturday
Saturday April 6, 2019             

Westport Seedy Saturday
Saturday April 27, 2019       

Toronto-Central East Seedy Saturday
Saturday April 27, 2019         

Toronto-West Seedy Saturday
Saturday May 11, 2019 




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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

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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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Re: Seed Swap Announcements
« 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