The Hilltown Seed Saving Network is pleased to announce its eighth annual Spring Plant Swap on Saturday, May 18th from 10am to 12:30pm at the Community House in Cummington (33 Main St). Bring your extra seeds, seedlings and perennial plant divisions to share. Get new plants for your garden and meet fellow gardeners, seed savers, and pollinator-enthusiasts. You won’t leave empty handed!
Please note that you don’t have to bring plants to come to this event. We welcome people at all levels of experience, including those who have never gardened before.
The event will begin at 10am. You will have plenty of time to browse and help yourself to the dozens of home grown varieties of tomatoes, beans, kale, wildflowers, and many other crops, as well as perennial plant divisions including pollinator-friendly and medicinal plants. If you cannot attend the plant swap but wish to drop off plants, you may do so any time after 10am.
Also, we encourage everyone who is bringing seed or plant material to the event to list it online using our Virtual Seed Bank at http://seednetwork.herokuapp.com. Once you have registered (a quick and easy process), you will be able to browse varieties that other people in the Hilltowns are saving, and perhaps bringing to the Plant Swap.
The suggested donation for this event is a sliding scale of $5 – $15. For more information contact Sadie at 413- 475- 2692.