Seedy Saturday Community Seed Swap
March 9, Poirier Branch Library
575 Poirier Avenue, Coquitlam
1 pm Doors open. Gardeners donating seed can set their seeds out. There will be a table for veggie seeds and another table for flowers and herbs.
1:15 – 2:15 Speaker: Tatiana Kouchnareva
Topic: “Our Tomato Seed Collection and Seed Bank.” There is seating for 45 people. Visit Tatiana’s website: http://t.tatianastomatobase.com:88/wiki/Tatiana’s_TOMATObase_-_Heritage_Tomatoes
2:15 – 3:30 Seed Swap, magazine exchange, information on saving seedsand testing for viability, children’s seedy activity (drop-in)
If you are bringing seeds to the swap:
Please package and label your seeds. Be as accurate as you can about the variety. Eg. lettuce: what kind of lettuce is it?
Package sizes should have enough seed for gardeners to try out a variety and establish a ongoing supply for the gardener if seed is collected from their samplebed:
enough to grow a 6’ row or
for small seeds (carrots, onions) – a pinch or
20 bean seeds or
3 – 5 squash or pumpkin seeds
If you have no seed to share, you may still participate and pick up seed packages for a suggested donation of 25 cents/packet.
People will be asked to take no more than 2 packages of any variety, unless there is an invitation to take as much as you can plant of seeds that are abundant.
Heritage Tomato Seeds Tatiana will have her seeds for sale if you are looking for tomato seeds.
See you at the Seedy Saturday!