Saturday, February 24, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
It’s time to start getting ready for the gardening season and that means… seeds!
Join the King County Seed Lending Library and new partner Tilth Alliance for the Great Seattle Seed Swap, a fun, family friendly community event at the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA). Learn more about seeds and seed saving throughout the day with educational presentations and family-friendly hands-on activities!
From greens to roots to legumes to brassicas, the Great Seattle Seed Swap always has lots of vegetable varieties to try. Looking for something new or unusual for your garden this year? These seed swap tables will have all kinds of seeds for your edible, medicinal and floral gardens. We welcome you to add your labeled extra seeds to the mix and take lots home, too.
What is a community seed swap? A family-friendly gathering for gardeners of all experience levels to share seeds, gardening resources and connect with each other. Bring your garden-saved seeds, excess seeds you have from opened packets or just yourself if you’re just getting started. We’ll have some seeds to share, too.
Some fantastic greening organizations and community partners will join us with tables of their own. Get your gardening questions answered, learn about growing fruit in your yard, and find out how to borrow tools from a community tool library.
These great groups will be on hand:
- The Garden Hotline
- Master Composter and Sustainability Stewards
- Seattle Tree Fruit Society
- Sustainable Ballard/Rainwise
- Sustainable NE Seattle and REconomy.org
- The Phinney Tool Lending Library
- City Fruit
- …and more
Guidelines for bringing seeds to share:
- Please make sure seeds are labeled with crop and variety name and date.
- Please only bring seeds that are not too old to plant (2021 or later is a good guideline).
- Feel free to bring cuttings or divisions from garden plants, too.
You don’t have to bring seeds to enjoy this event – we’ll have plenty to share. See you there!
The seed swap will be held in the PNA’s Community Hall of the Brick Building (use lower parking lot).