Here’s a great one for gardening enthusiasts itching for spring. Boulder Public Library is hosting a FREE community seed swap on Thursday, April 6, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Boulder Creek Room. The swap is ideal for local seed savers who would like to share, gardeners who would like to learn how to save seeds and even people who want to garden from seed. Do note there are some requirements:
Bring your homegrown seeds, and unopened packets of store-bought seeds. Empty seed envelopes available for you to fill and exchange. All leftover seeds will be donated to the Library’s Free Seed Library.
Feel free to stop by even if you don’t have any seeds to share, there are sure to be extras.
Wild Ones Front Range Chapter will be at the swap, sharing free native plant seeds and tips on how to plant native landscapes that sustain local ecosystems for a climate resilient future.
Note: all seeds must be labeled with type, variety, date & location of collection. No noxious weeds can be exchanged at the swap.
Kind/Type: the type of plant, i.e. “tomato” or “cucumber”
Variety: the specific variety, ex: “Brandywine Heirloom slicing tomato” or Latin name. If not known, indicate VNS: variety not stated. It is not legal to swap PVP (plant variety protected) seeds.
Date the seeds were harvested and packed: seeds older than 2-4 years should NOT be swapped as viability and germination rate decreases over time.
Location Grown: city and state where seeds were grown and harvested.
No noxious weeds can be exchanged at the swap.
This program is part of several Seed to Table events and services at the library that focus on sustainable living. 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder.