Gardeners are invited to share stories and seeds at the annual Seedy Tuesday seed swap.
“In past years we’ve had guest speakers at Seedy Tuesday,” says Lisa Almarode, one of the organizers of the event, “but this year we’re inviting the audience to do the talking—to share stories about their seeds.” Anyone who has been stewarding seeds of a plant variety with an interesting history or special personal significance will be encouraged to tell the story to the group.
When the stories are done, people with seeds or other plant materials to share will lay them out on tables. Vegetable seeds will be the main emphasis, but gardeners are welcome to bring flower seeds and other kinds, and even well-wrapped tubers and growing plants. The seeds don’t have to be homegrown; they can be extras from commercial packets. All seeds should be identified by species and variety and the year of harvest, if possible.
Novice gardeners and others with no seeds to share are welcome to come and collect seeds anyway. Anyone planning to take home seeds should bring envelopes, tape, and a pen for labeling the envelopes.
During the swap, Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Master Gardeners and members of the Lebanon Garden Club will be on hand to answer questions about planting and saving seeds and other gardening matters. There will be a swap table for seed and plant catalogs as well.
Seedy Tuesday is cosponsored by the Lebanon Garden Club, OSU Extension Master Gardeners, and the Lebanon Public Library. For more information about the event, contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.