|My homemade seed envelope! Find out how to make these here.|
I love flopping on the couch in front of the fireplace with a good seed catalog, but one of the best ways to get seeds is to trade them. If you've got extras from the growing season, attending a local seed exchange can be a great way to get locally-grown and proven seeds and learn about plants that you are interested in from growers who have experience with them. Not to mention...pie (see below)!
For those of you in Kansas City, there are a few seed exchanges coming up in the next 6 weeks. I've added these to the events calendar for you as well.
SEED SAVERS KC WINTER SEED EXCHANGE - 5TH ANNUAL
When: Saturday, 21 January 2017 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Anita B Gorman Discovery Center, Missouri Dept. of Conservation, 4750 Troost, Kansas City MO 64110
Cost: FREE, but $3 to $5 donations are suggested to cover event costs (Seed Savers is non-profit)
This is Kansas City's 5th annual organic, non-GE seed exchange. Things you can trade include: organic, heirloom, non-GE vegetable, herb & flower seeds, bulbs, starter plants, shrubs, vines, food grade essential oils, tinctures, dried herbs, dried vegetables, ferment starters, fresh eggs, pickles, jams, jellies, honey, garden-environmental-homestead books, etc.