Friday, January 28, 2011

National Seed Swap Day

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Saturday, January 29, 2010 is National Seed Swap Day!
Nation Seed Swap Day was started five years ago by Washington Gardener Magazine. Observed on the last Saturday of January, Washington Gardener Magazine celebrates by holding a Seed Exchange on that date every year in the Washington-DC area. In a relatively short amount of time National Seed Swap Day has grown from DC to internationally with swaps being held in Ohio, California, Utah, Georgia, New Mexic0, Oregon, England, Canada and even online.
A Seed Swap is a great opportunity to meet with local gardeners and experts. Exchange tips, knowledge and of course seeds. Generally open-pollinated seeds that are suited to local conditions are swapped between gardeners expanding a gardeners planting varieties. Best of all it’s free!
In honor of National Seed Swap Day here is a list of the Top 10 ways to celebrate.
1. Make birdseed ornaments for hungry birds
2. Grow an avocado plant from seed
3. Start germinating your spring seeds
4. Practice random acts of gardening with Seed Bombs
5. Browse longingly through seed catalogs and websites
6. Give the gift of gardening with a mini-greenhouse kit
7. Read Animal Vegetable Mineral by Barbara Kingsolver
8. Make Poppy Seed Lemon Cake
9. Plant the seed of friendship- attend a local event, book club or town meeting.
10.  Attend a Seed Swap!
If looking to attend or host a Seed Swap please visit the following site for more information. – Bloggers Unite
Do you plan to celebrate National Seed Swap Day? If so, how?

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