Seed Exchange!

The Hilltown Seed Saving Network is pleased to announce its first annual seed exchange.  Learn to save your own garden seed, get answers to your seed saving questions, and exchange seed that you’ve saved with your friends and neighbors!

The seed exchange will take place on Saturday, November 17th from 1:00 to 4:30pm at the Cummington Community House, 33 Main Street, Cummington, Mass.  Suggested donation: sliding scale $5 – $10.

For more information, contact Michael at 413-358-6919 or alterman@speakeasy.net.

Schedule of Events

Times are approximate.  In between events, there will be time for people to exchange ideas with friends and neighbors who are saving garden seed, browse a selection of free seeds, and learn more about related projects such as the Heritage Grain Conservancy.

1:00 Welcome from Ed Stockman, biologist, organic farmer, and activist with the Hilltown Non-GMO Working Group

1:30 Seed saving workshop with Tevis Roberston-Goldberg of Crabapple Farm, an organic farm in Chesterfield.  The workshop will be aimed at beginners, but will include new material not covered in Tevis’s June 30th workshop.  Tevis is an experienced and knowledgeable seed-saver, whose farm operations include producing seed commercially for Fedco Seeds.

3:30 Panel discussion and seed-saving Q&A session.  This is your chance to get answers to all your seed saving questions from a panel of experts!  We will also consider the importance of seed saving efforts in the Hilltowns in the context of regional seed production and food security issues.  We are privileged to be joined for this discussion by CR Lawn of Fedco Seeds and Eli Rogosa of the Heritage Grain Conservancy.

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One Response to Seed Exchange!

  1. Thank you, organizers and speakers and attendees, for such a fantastic event. I wanted to share this link before I forget. I am still thinking a LOT about seed libraries and would like to be involved in discussions about seed access and distribution. This link could maybe help get a ball rolling on that front: http://www.richmondgrowsseeds.org/create-a-library.html

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