See You at Seedy Saturday!
Seedy Saturday is a seed swap and E.A.T. South’s annual celebration of seeds in the River Region. Seed swaps are fun and budget-friendly ways to add variety to your garden, try new seeds, and maybe make a few new garden friends.
Here’s how our seed swap works. If you have seeds, bring them. They might be seeds that you’ve grown and saved yourself or extra seeds from packets you’ve purchased. Please make sure the seeds are labeled with the plant and/or variety like Corn, Mexican Black and your name. You can bring vegetables, herbs, flowers, anything that someone might want to try in their garden. The more people who show up with seeds, the more varieties you’ll find.
No seeds? No problem. There will be plenty of seeds for all. E.A.T. South will supply heirloom sweet corn, dwarf okra seeds and sweet potato roots that we’ve saved ourselves. We also have several varieties of snap beans from different seed companies.
If you have seeds but aren’t sure what to do with them, our mini-workshops can help you out. At 9:30, learn the basics of starting seeds at home. At 10:15, we’re recycling seedy style and exploring ways to save money by using recycled items as seed starting supplies. Our last workshop of the day is all about eating seeds. E.A.T. South board members and Food For Life instructors Carolyn Strickland and Bari Levin will demonstrate fun and tasty ways to add seed nutrition to your diet - and you’ll get to taste the results!
Kids can roam the farm, meet the chickens and color their own garden row markers or seed packets, make bee baths, or fold origami seed pots.
See you at Seedy Saturday!