Bring seeds, plants, cuttings and garden know-how to swap and share in our first community Seed Swap. In partnership with local WSU Extension Master Gardeners, South Whidbey Tilth and Slow Food Whidbey Island, Seed Swaps are events where gardeners meet to exchange seeds and are great ways to learn about local seeds and build community around seed sharing. Designed for gardening newbies and master gardeners alike, this Swap will provide people an opportunity to get seeds from other local growers and share seeds from their own local harvest. Be a part of the Whidbey Island seed saving movement and learn to pass onto future generations.
- Wilbur Purdue, local 5th generation farmer, Prairie Bottom Farm, speaking about his family's heritage Rockwell bean, a south-end variety Kinskey Bean and a variety of Lima that has grown well for them and the importance of seed saving
- Nathaniel Talbot, Deep Harvest Farm, speaking on local food systems and simple crops to begin seed saving (Ie: seed saving 101) w/ Q & A
Deeply Rooted: The swap will conclude with the 50-min award winning documentary movie
“For nearly four decades, John Coykendall’s passion has been preserving the farm heritage - the seeds and stories - of a small, farming culture in Southeastern Louisiana."