At the Seed Swap

jar, seed, TVCGA Seed Swap

Last night was the Tennessee Valley Community Garden Association‘s 2nd Annual Seed Celebration, in partnership with the Greene Street Market at Nativity and benefiting the Sand Mountain Seed Bank.  The event was a resounding success again this year.  People enjoyed the buffet provided by local businesses with live music before the keynote speaker took the stage.  Jeannine Windham of New South Associates discussed the prehistoric and historic food ways of the southeastern United States.  Finally, the raffle prizes were drawn: a mounted canvas from local artist Ian McAlister and a large matted photograph from Finch Hollow Photography.

And all through the night the seed swap room was open.  In addition to the seeds brought by individual gardeners and this blog’s donation of Recession Gold tomato seeds, the Sand Mountain Seed Bank shared seeds and there were donations from Sow True Seed and Peaceful Valley via Deep Roots of Alabama.  I may have missed some seed donors since I was busy helping out, but named or not their donations were appreciated and all were taken home by gardeners and would-be gardeners.  (And if you know of any, please tell me so I can add them!)

Seed swaps are all about connecting with your fellow gardeners, making relationships and sharing our food heritage.  Please join us next year in late winter for the 3rd Annual Seed Celebration.

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