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Food Growers Network Event

Annual Seed Swap at the Arboretum

everyone deserves fresh produce

Annual Seed Swap at the Arboretum

This event is hosted and run by the Morton Arboretum, and general admission to the Arboretum applies to all guests.

Browse a selection of seeds, and take home a variety to plant this spring. Bring your leftover seed packets or self-saved seeds to share. If you don’t have seeds to offer, come anyway! All are welcome to attend. We will provide supplies such as envelopes, labels, and pens.

Experts will be on hand to help you with your gardening questions. Enjoy how-to gardening demonstrations throughout the swap. 

How the Swap Works
Here are some helpful guidelines:

  • Edible, native and ornamental seeds welcome.
  • Bring open seed packets from the garden store.
  • Bring seeds you have saved in a clearly labeled baggie or envelope.
  • Do not bring seeds collected from hybrid plants, as they won't grow true to type.
  • Bring seed that is viable--in other words, not too old! Most seeds will remain viable for 2-4 years if kept in a cool, dry place, out of the light. Some seeds (onions, leeks, parsnips, celery, spinach) are only good for a year unless stored especially well.
  • Make sure your seeds are clearly labeled with crop type, variety name, and the date they were packaged/harvested.

Join us for a full morning of spectacular programming! 

For more information and to visit the Arboretum website, please click here.

January 18, 2020 at 11:00am - 1pm
Morton Arboretum
Lisle, IL 60543
United States
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The GardenWorks Project · · 630-791-3033

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