PNA to host annual seed swap next week


The King County Seed Lending Library is hosting its Second Annual Seed Swap on Saturday, January 31, to  coincide with National Seed Swap Day.

The events provides locals with a chance to get their edible gardening started by sharing seeds from their favorite plants and getting inspired to grow  new varieties.

The free swap will be held  from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center (6532 Phinney Avenue N, in Rooms 6 and 7 of the Blue Building).

Attendees should bring seeds if they have them and they can be homegrown, store-bought or even partially used packets. Attendees aren’t required to bring seeds to take them, but are asked to limit what they take in order for all to enjoy the swap.

Workshops throughout the swap will offer further information on saving and cleaning seeds. Speakers include KCSLL Co-director and Urban Food Warrior Caitlin Moore; author Bill Thorness (Edible Heirlooms, Cool Season Gardener); and author and educator Lisa Taylor (Your Farm in the City, Maritime Northwest Garden Guide).

Non-profit greening groups will be on hand at the event, and attendees can learn about the library’s newest branch: the Phinney Neighborhood Association.

The PNA has agreed to host the seed collection in its popular Tool Library. Starting next month, seeds can be “checked out” during the Tool Library’s regular hours.

“Come find some seeds, meet some great organizations making a difference in your community, get a raffle ticket, and learn new skills,” writes the organizers.

Click here to learn more about the event and the King County Seed Lending Library.

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