Community Seed Exchange!

Community Seed Exchange!

 

Eco City Farms and Centro Ashé Present:

COMMUNITY SEED EXCHANGE

July 29, 2011 6:00 ~ 9:00 PM

Live music ~ Demos ~ Potluck

~ Bring non-gmo open-pollinated seeds to share ~ Please label the type and variety of seed ~

Bring potluck dish to share and byobeverages

At Eco City Farms 4913 Crittenden Street, Edmonston, MD 20781

please RSVP to info@centroashe.org or 240-581-0484

Why save/swap seed?
“Our rapidly changing world gives us more and more reasons to strengthen our local resources and our ability to be self-sufficient. Local seed saving allows us to cultivate plants that do well in our region, with each generation adapting more to the local environment. We preserve heirloom seeds that are lost as the seed industry concentrates into fewer and fewer large corporations. Seed banks are a great investment; with some plants one seed can return up to 40,000. The abundance seed savers experience is shared with the community and helps model a different economic system. We hope to cultivate a network of seed savers in the region, supporting each other and the seed library as a resource for the expanding community of gardeners, and to strengthen our local food system.” (WC Community Seed Bank)

Seed Saving Basics / Resources