The King County Seed Lending Library (KCSL) is hosting its First Annual National Seed Swap Day on Saturday, January 25. The event will kick off at 1:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Ave N – Room 202).
A Seed Swap brings gardeners of all skill levels together to exchange seeds, resources, ideas, and experiences. Participating gardeners can share excess seeds they do not plan to use, and seeds from their most successful yields. Many of the seeds that are “swapped” are also specific to plants that are appropriate to grow in this region and climate. By using seeds from previous bountiful yields, future harvests can turn out to be overwhelmingly successful.
Saturday’s Seed Swap will start with a seed-saving workshop by seed-saving guru and KCSL director Caitlin Moore. After the workshop, beginning about 3 p.m., KCSL will be offering free seeds to the community. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own seeds to contribute to the swap, which will help protect the genetic diversity and overall health of our local seed stores.
The event will also include lots of giveaways from free signed books, Farm Co-op Gift Certificate, Tilth Membership and of course seeds.
The event is free and is open to the public. If you don’t have seeds you can still participate. Children are welcome to play at the onsite Garden Art Corner.
KCSL is supported by and located at the Seattle Farm Co-op. For more information about the library, check out their website.