January 26 & 27, 2019
Seed Swap: January 27, 2019, 3 – 5 p.m.
Our Seed Swap has become so popular that it continues to be a full weekend of programs.
Seed Swap Sunday
Attend the lecture and stay to share and swap seeds with other gardeners.
Lecture: "Food, Community, and the Power of the Seed"
1:30 p.m. in the Alsdorf Auditorium
Seed Savers Exchange board director Jovan Sage is a creator, food alchemist, herbalist, grower, wellness coach, and restaurateur through her Brunswick, Georgia, businesses The Farmer and the Larder and Sage’s Larder. She’ll share her passion for the mission of Seed Savers Exchange and her community-based work. In our guest speaker’s words, “We can all agree that good food and community go hand in hand.” Learn the power behind building community and connecting our cultures through the seed. Sage will share connections between the growing and community building she does on her land and in her regional Georgia coast community to the larger international work that Seed Savers Exchange does. Don’t miss an opportunity to meet Sage and experience the passion she has for the mission of Seed Savers Exchange and her community-based work. Lecture is free; regular parking fees apply; preregistration required.
3 to 5 p.m. in Burnstein Hall and Krehbiel Gallery
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. Talk to experts all about tomatoes, starting seeds indoors, winter seed sowing, seed saving, and more. Find out about Seed Savers Exchange and their work to conserve and promote America’s garden and food crop heritage. Learn about Conservation@Home with staff from the Forest Preserves of Cook County and University of Illinois Extension. Seed Swap is free; regular parking fees apply.