It’s seed time, everybody !
Gather up your extra seeds and come swap ’em for other seeds.
Don’t have any seeds? Don’t worry — still come. We’ll have extra. See below for details:
A community Seed Swap will be held in the lower level of the Peter White Library on Saturday, April, 2nd from 11 to 2 pm. The event is open to everyone — even if you don’t have seeds. Transition Marquette, MQT Growth, and several other organizations have come together to organize a seed swap which offers gardeners and seed savers a chance to exchange seeds and share knowledge.
The swap is also an opportunity to learn more about seed saving, and for new seed savers, to get locally harvested seeds for starting their own gardens. “If you’re new to this, you don’t even need to bring seeds; just come.” said Michael Riesterer of Transition Marquette Seed Co-op. “We’ll have seeds on hand donated by the Transition Seed Co-op, Seed Savers’ Exchange and High Mowing Seeds. For experienced seed savers, a seed swap helps growers to localize their seed sources which helps build food security.”
To participate in the swap, please bring open-pollinated, non-GMO seeds that are labeled with the plant type, variety, date of harvest, and location of harvest. There will be supplies, such as envelopes, on hand at the event for swapping.
For more information, contact Michael Riesterer at email@example.com or call 225-0608.