An organized community seed swap is a great way to nurture the local food network for gardening knowledge and practice. People attending will be able to hear speakers and meet farmers to discuss how to save seeds for the future, and discuss their gardening experiences in growing food for their family and community. At this event, there will be no GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) seeds allowed. The seeds that people have saved from their last years crops or extra seeds left over from last years planting are welcome. Seeds are donated, so there will be no need to purchase seeds if you don’t have seeds want to buy some, but donations will be accepted. Jeff Westcott, from Sustainable Bellingham says, This is a great cure for cabin fever to get out of the house, meet a bunch of neighbors in your community, discuss your gardening plans and get a head start on this year’s garden plans.
If you are in the Bellingham area on January 27, 2013 be sure to join the family friendly free community event. Light refreshments and finger food will be provided. Sponsors of the event include: Center for Local Self-Reliance, Bellingham Flatbread and Bakery, Bellingham Foodbank Glean, Common Threads Farm, Community Food Coop, Earthcare Garden Designs, Forest Gardens, Irish Eyes Seeds, Flats, Great Harvest, Living Earth Herbs, The Majestic, Sustainable Bellingham, Terra Organica, WWU Outback, WSU Extension and will have booths with materials available on other great community outreach programs.