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6th Annual Seed Exchange and MORE
March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Give Seeds a Chance: Seed Exchange and MORE will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 1-4 at The White Clover Grange, 36585 Highway 53 about 2 miles from Highway 101 near Mohler. Look for the cow out front. Admission to the event is free.
At this 6th annual Exchange we are excited to offer over 1000 free herb, vegetable, flower and seed packets, thanks to the Tillamook County Library, Oregon Food Bank and Food Roots! We also welcome seeds from anyone who has collected or commercial seeds to share. Place your collected seeds in small envelopes or zip-sealed baggies and mark your seed packet with as much information as you have: plant, variety, area grown, production qualities, etc.
New this year is a free gardening book and gear exchange. Bring your no longer wanted, and in good condition, gardening books, tools, or any other gardening gear. All seeds and anything on the garden exchange table are free, whether you bring anything to share or not.
Also new this year is information about local gardening resources. Present at the Exchange will be Nehalem Elementary School Garden and the Lower Nehalem Community Trust Community Garden. There will also be brochures and written materials about others available. If your organization would like to be included in person or in writing please send an email to email@example.com. And as in past years, there will be handouts about seeds and gardening and some books and resources on hand for browsing.
Hands on demonstrations include Karen Matthews of the Community Garden, who will be showing how to test for seed viability and Arla Ayres, who will once again demonstrate how to make seed tape.
We will again have a Mini Local Farm Market. Lance’s Farm Vittles, with their local, fresh frozen meat, North Fork 53 Teas, and Lane’s Greenwitch Garden Spirit Essences will be on hand all day. We are still looking for other vendors of food and gardening related businesses. If interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Rockey, “The Sharpenator,” will be back. He has honed his passion for making things sharp for over 25 years. He specializes in rehabilitating knives, scissors, loppers, clippers, hoes, shovels, machetes, axes, hatchets . . . because, there is never a dull moment with The Sharpenator! Be sharp and work smart. Come see the difference he can make in your tools. 80% of his prices range from $4-6.
The organizers of the event encourage gardeners to commit to growing favorite flowers and vegetables and purposely saving that seed for next year’s exchange. In this way we expand the variety of seeds available for sharing, increase our food security and have plants that we know do well in our locale. There will be a sign up sheet available at the Exchange where you can say what you would like to grow for this purpose. If you can’t make the Exchange and would like to participate, please send an email to email@example.com.
According to The Seed Ambassador’s Project (www.seedambassadors.org), “Saving seeds is the foundation of developing durable and resilient locally based food systems. We encourage others to join us in this important work. In our eyes every seed saved is a socially healing, community creating event.”
Give Seeds a Chance: Seed Exchange and MORE is sponsored by the White Clover Grange, Fulcrum Community Resources, and the Nehalem Garden Club.
Nehalem Bay Garden Club contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the event call 503-368-6874.