SEED SWAP REVIEW
For those folks who love the challenge of growing things from seed, the Port Norris
Historical Society was the place to be on Saturday, February 8.
The Society held its first ever Seed Swap which attracted a nice crowd of seasoned gardeners, first time seed growers and a few curiosity seekers. Several tables were filled to capacity with donated seeds of flowers, herbs and vegetables of all kinds, including a few exotic species from as far away as Egypt.
Guests were invited to bring their collection of seeds saved from their own garden to share and
swap. Our thanks to the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cumberland County who brought seeds, answered questions and provided guests with lots of helpful educational information.
We hope to make this an annual event. – Virginia Campbell
February 8, 2020 - 10:30 am -12:30 pm
What is a Seed Swap? It is a gathering of people, usually gardeners, who have come together to share seeds. The seeds can include locally saved seeds, excess bought seeds, seeds brought back from other regions, or donated seeds. Normally, seeds are spread on tables and people choose what they want. The goal is to bring people together to share seeds. We are working on organizing the swap, with the goal of bringing folks together and sharing in something they love and enjoy.
We now have 2 seed companies participating.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company has donated a large amount of all kinds of wonderful things to grow. Visit their website rareseeds.com
In addition, San Diego Seed Company who, yes, is the one in San Diego, California, and grows many of the same things we do here in the East, are sharing over 50 seed varieties such as lettuce, beets, melons and more.
Visit their website sandiegoseedcompany.com
We want to encourage everyone to bring seeds that day to share and, of course, to take home something new to try. But, if you do not have seeds to bring, you are still invited to come and get seeds. You can share seeds next year. We have invited the local Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cumberland County to join us and answer questions, as well. Visit their website cumberland.njaes.rutgers.edu/master-gardeners
Come on out, join in the fun, and see the progress we have made on our building. This will be a rewarding event. We hope to see you there. For questions or more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org