Friday, January 08, 2010

Register now for the 5th Annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange

The Fifth Annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange, hosted by Washington Gardener Magazine, takes place on January 30, 2010 at the Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD AND at Green Spring Gardens in Fairfax, VA. This year you have a choice on which side of the beltway you want to attend!

Seed Exchange attendees trade seeds, exchange planting tips, hear expert speakers, and collect goody bags full of gardening treats.

The featured speakers at Brookside Gardens are Barbara Melera of D. Landreth Seeds and Michael Twitty of Afro-Foodways.

The featured speakers at Green Spring Gardens are Cindy Brown, Green Spring's head kitchen gardener, and Janet Draper of the Smithsonian's Ripley Garden.

Registrations are streaming in now and we expect a sell-out of both locations. 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.
A PDF of the registration form with full event details is linked here.
Please print it and fill it out, then mail it along with payment by January 25.

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