Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Seed Exchange 2012 Speakers Announced!

I'm so thrilled to announce our Seed Exchange 2012 Speakers. I called in some favors and got some of the best talents in local gardening world to commit there Saturday afternoon to us!






For the Saturday, January 28 Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchange at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD, we have:

> Basic Seed Saving: Squash and Peppers
Learn to save seeds from your (non-hybrid) squash and peppers. This workshop includes tips for seed saving at home, plus an opportunity to see some of the many beautiful and tasty heirlooms a gardener might grow and save.
Presented by Ira Wallace of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

> Seed Starting Tips and Techniques for Hardening Transplants
Common challenges of starting from seed and how to overcome them.
Presented by Jon Traunfeld from the University of Maryland Extension Service



For the Saturday, February 4 Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchange at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA, we have:

> My Seeds Sprouted! Now What Do I Do?
The best ways to get your seeds growing and thriving after they have started.
Presented by Linna Ferguson aka Linna the Locavore of VA Foodscaper.com

> America’s Love Affair with the Tomato
A history of the tomato breeding and the best local varieties.
Presented by Barbara Melera of D Landreth Seed Co.


I hope you can join us for one or both of our Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchanges! For full details and how to register, please see the previous blog post here or download the form directly from here.

Links for more information:
http://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2012/01/seed-exchanges-2012.html
http://issuu.com/WashingtonGardener/docs/seedexchange2012/1

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