The Inaugural Fayetteville Community Seed Swap will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2010, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library.
Arkansas farmers and gardeners have a long legacy of heirloom seeds, and these plants are in danger of being lost. This event hopes to encourage the production of diverse varieties for posterity and for more sustainable living in the present.
Anyone may attend to trade and distribute open-pollinated (heirloom, old-timey) seeds of food crops, herbs, or ornamentals. Hybrid seeds will also be traded and distributed.
If you have no seeds to swap but want to learn more, come along to mingle with gardeners and farmers who can provide great insight about heirloom seeds. There will be a short presentation about seed saving at the beginning of the event, followed by demonstrations, seed distribution, and a seed savers exchange.
This event will do much to conserve the heritage of Arkansas while we share good stories, beautify our yards, and, of course, save seeds. It is free, fun, and a great way to spend a little time and share the love on Valentines Day.
This event is sponsored by the Fayetteville Community Gardening Coalition (FCGC), the University of Central Arkansas’s (UCA) Conserving Arkansas’s Agricultural Heritage (CAAH!) Project, Washington County Cooperative Extension Service, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), and Ozark Natural Foods.