Reposted from Lummi Island Living:
Are you interested in a Lummi Island seed swap this year? Ginny Winfield (master gardener and organizer last year of an island gardening group), Randy Smith and I all independently started thinking about this recently.
Ginny had already thought about doing an informal community seed swap as part of the Feb. 3, 2011 meeting of the garden group, at the Fire Hall (6:30 pm). Randy posted an article on Transition Lummi Island, to which I responded with a comment (4th down) about Canada’s recent “Seedy Saturday” tradition. I’ve swapped seeds and co-ordered with a few islander friends the past couple of years — it was really fun, informative about what varieties work and don’t and frugal, so a community “Seedy Saturday” or some such sounds interesting.)
Anyway, Ginny and I talked and decided to develop something, probably on Feb. 3. Barb Pittman pitched in with a reference to Mother Earth News’ recent article about how to organize a community seed swap.
I’m not very good at real-world organization but don’t mind help starting up a Lummi Island seed swap. If anyone is interested in helping out, please contact Ginny or me.