Want to learn how to start seeds, build a worm bin or protect your apples from pests? That information and much more will be available from the Seed Lending Library and our community partners at the Great Seattle Seed Swap on Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Joining us at the Swap will be:

  • Seattle Tree Fruit Society will be on hand with bags of nylon “footies” for sale. These protect apples from codling moth and apple maggot, two of the worst pests in our orchards. They also will have a limited supply of bare-root strawberry plants for sale.
  • Sustainable Ballard will be at the swap with information about their tool library and their annual Edible Garden Tour, a truly inspiring event.
  • Tilth Alliance is sending a Master Composter to talk to attendees about composting techniques and tips. They show you how to build and care for a worm bin, so you can turn your kitchen scraps into fertilizer. He may even bring a worm bin for show-and-tell.
  • PNA Tool Lending Library will be in attendance too, showing an array of garden tools and talking about how to use the tool library.

Also, a leader of the King County Seed Lending Library will hold a short workshop on seed starting techniques.

Sign up on our Facebook event page and we will see you at the Swap!