Winter Seed Swap in Ohio City Gives Gardeners a Start on Spring Planting

Sat 1/27 @ 2-4PM

There’s no bleaker, colder month than January. But for gardeners and farmers, it’s an exciting month, as seed catalogs fill their mailboxes and they start to make planning for the coming growing season.

That’s why the Cleveland Seed Bank hosts its annual winter seed swap right now. The event attracts hundreds of growers who come to share their own heirloom seeds, pick up a supply of seeds brought by others (or provided by the seed bank) and trade tips with other gardeners.

You don’t need to have any saved seeds to come — everyone is welcome, whether you’re an experienced gardener or just thinking about getting started. The seed bank brings plenty of extra seeds (as well as envelops, labels etc) so everyone gets some. Rhizoms, roots, tubers and even bring your sourdough starters, cheese and yogurt cultures, kefir grains and kombucha scoby are welcome if you’d like to share them.

The event takes place at St. John’s Church Episcopal in Ohio City’s Hingetown neighborhood. It’s free and open to all, and it’s family-friendly. Advance registration is appreciated.

They’ll also be collecting food to donate to a local food pantry if you’re so inclined.


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