The Fourth Annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange, hosted by Washington Gardener Magazine, takes place on January 31, 2009 at the Brookside Gardens visitor center in Wheaton, MD. Seed Exchange attendees trade seeds, exchange planting tips, hear expert speakers, and collect goody bags full of gardening treats.
Registrations are streaming in now and we expect a sell-out. We urge you to pre-register to guarantee yourself a spot.
The event also includes such “green” features as the garden book and catalog swap. Participants are encouraged to bring their gently used garden books and mailorder garden catalogs to trade with each other. Any leftover publications at the end of the swap are donated to the National Agriculture Library in Beltsville, MD.
The first annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange was held on January 26, 2006. After that event’s success, seed swaps in other cities across the nation have joined in celebrating National Seed Swap Day each year on the last Saturday in January.
Subscribers to Washington Gardener Magazine receive a $5 discount off the admission to the Washington Gardener Seed Exchange. The event is limited to 125 attendees and is expected to sell out. Registrations are encouraged to send in their registrations by January 26.
A PDF of the registration form is linked here. Please print it and fill it out, then mail it along with payment by January 26. If you cannot view or download the PDF, send an email to washingtongardener (a) rcn.com to have the form sent directly to you.