Gardners dig in for seed swap

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National Seed Swap Day is Jan. 26, and Hamilton County Master Gardeners are gearing another year of seed swapping for the Central Indiana Seed Swap.

The first-ever Central Indiana Seed Swap was in January 2018. The event is organized by the Hamilton County Master Gardeners’ SEEDS Committee. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville, and will welcome a variety of speakers, including:

  • Curtis Jackson, owner of Heirloom Tomato Seeds & Pictures, speaking on micro dwarf tomatoes
  • Karen Golden, owner of Michigan Heirlooms, speaking on indoor-seed starting
  • Remy Orlowski, owner of The Sample Seed Shop, speaking on heirloom vegetables
  • John Coykendall, master gardener at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tenn., speaking on preserving the farm heritage

The seed swap is open to the public and free to attend. Visitors may bring their own seeds to exchange or simply stop by and learn more about saving seeds. In addition to guest speakers, the event will include a kids corner, vendors and door prizes. Free swag bags will be given away to the first 150 guests. Fruit, vegetable, herb, flower and native plant seeds will be available for sale or swapping.

For more, contact seedcommittee@hcmga.org.


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