Seed Swap

Share and swap seeds with other gardeners. The lecture is sold out.

Seed Swap

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Heirloom Everything: From Seed to Seed
2 – 3 p.m.
Ken Greene, founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Library
Alsdorf Auditorium
FREE; please register in advance to reserve your space

THE LECTURE IS SOLD OUT

Interested in heirloom flowers and vegetables? Ken Greene, founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Library, an artisan seed company and heirloom seed farm, highlights America’s gardening heritage through elegant, humorous, and telling images from the Seed Library's collection of antique and vintage seed catalogs, seed packs, and ephemera. He’ll suggest easy-to-grow, beautiful, tasty heirlooms for home gardeners and describe simple seed-saving techniques and tips used on his farm that gardeners can use at home.

Seed Swap

Seed Swap
3 – 5 p.m.
Fairchild Room
Parking fees apply for nonmembers

Gardeners are invited to bring saved or leftover vegetable, flower, and herb seed packets to share and swap with other gardeners. Beginners are welcome to participate even without seeds. Experienced seed savers will enjoy swapping with others at the Connoisseur’s Corner. Ongoing demonstrations will feature starting seeds indoors, germination testing, and seed saving. Chicago Botanic Garden volunteers and staff will share their favorite and recommended varieties for Chicago gardens.

Seed Swap