Sunday, January 17, 2021

2021 Seed Exchanges Announced

On National Seed Swap Day ( this year -- January 30, 2021 -- we will host a free, LIVE chat from 2:00-4:00pm Eastern Time for seed swappers everywhere. We will explore ways to hold in-person seed swap events during the COVID-19 pandemic and other options for safely swapping seeds. This event will feature surprises and special guests talking about everything seed-related from seed collecting tips to easy propagating tricks.

We hope you can join us for the live session at Washington Gardener Magazine | Facebook and, but if you cannot, we will be recording the event and have it available on YouTube to view anytime. 

Our in-person Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchanges will take place on Saturday, March, 27, at Green Spring Gardens in Fairfax County, VA, and on Saturday, April 3, at Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County, MD. The event registration links will be posted in early March.

We expect our in-person events to have several changes for safety during the pandemic. First, there will only be advance registrations and none at the doors. Next, we may change the format to eliminate the speaking sessions and instead schedule swapping groups in staggered shifts. Finally, as the events are later in the growing season, we will encourage swappers to bring not only seeds and plant cuttings, but also started seedlings as well. These details will evolve as local COVID-19 procedures and restrictions allow.

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