On February 27th, Forest Park Community Garden hosted it's first public seed swap and it was a great success and tons of fun!
A seed swap is where a group of gardeners get together to trade seeds, information about the seeds, and just have a great time hanging out. I've gone to one prior that was held in a friends house and she hosted about 15 to 20 people, but the Community Garden hosted about 75 people. We laid out five tables filled with seeds. Three tables alone to held all the fruit and veggie seeds. People brought in everything from garlic to hyacinth, amaranth to zucchini. Every Vegetable, Herb, Flower that does well in our area was represented.
There was also demonstrations about seed starting and one of the committee member's daughters showed how to use seeds in greeting cards. It was very cute.
All in all, it was a great success. We had a ton of fun and got to spend the afternoon chatting with the neighbors.
Now, I'm just on edge waiting for the snow to stop and the weather to finally warm up. Have Seeds! Need Planting!