First Saturday in the Farm Market: Seed Swap & Mason Bees

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First Saturday in the Farm Market: Seed Swap & Mason Bees

  • date: March 2, 2019
  • time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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  • 21 Acres and Sammamish Valley Alliance are partnering for the Third Annual Sammamish Valley Seed Swap! Hosted at 21 Acres on the First Saturday in March, this event is free for all gardeners and small-scale farmers, and for anyone interested in seeds, even if you’re not planting this year. Bring any seeds you have and would like to share (please no GMO or any treated seeds). If you don’t have any seeds yet, that’s okay, there will be plenty to share.

    Rent Mason Bees will also be on campus for pick-up of pre-ordered boxes. Order yours in advance

    If you’ve never been to a seed swap, here’s what you need to know:
    – Bring cleaned/hulled seeds that are no more than three years old.
    – Seed company seeds in their original packaging are fine.
    – Seeds collected from your garden are great as long as they were not collected from hybrid plants (because they won’t reproduce correctly). Heirloom seeds are terrific!
    – Include as much info about the seeds as you can (botanical and varietal name if you have it, where they grow, how many days to harvest, year collected, etc.)
    – Bring envelopes or other packaging to put your seeds in.
    – This is a No-GMO seed swap.
    – A microscope will be available to observe under a lens.
    – A DIY station will be set up to make seed packets.

    First Saturdays in the Farm Market are special days held each month to have fun with your friends and neighbors, and March gives us a good excuse to celebrate the coming of spring! In addition to the Seed Swap, there will be food samples and a seed craft. Talk with our friendly staff to learn something new about our farmers, products and growing practices.

    21 Acres’ Members always receive a 10% discount on their purchases during First Saturdays.  Learn more about membership.