Time: March 1, 2014 from 11am to 4pm
Location: Sno-Valley Senior Center
Street: 4610 Stephens Ave.
City/Town: Carnation, WA
Website or Map: http://snovalleysenior.org/Di…
Phone: 425 222-0593
Event Type: seed, exchange, and, garden, fair
Organized By: Transition Snoqualmie Valley & Seed Exchange organizing group
Latest Activity: Feb 6
Gardeners and small farmers will find more than seeds this year at the Snoqualmie Valley Seed Exchange and Garden Fair. The all-volunteer event is part of a movement to preserve small scale, regionally adapted, heirloom and open pollinated seeds.
Collect new seeds, talk to other gardeners and farmers, and attend workshops to learn more about seed saving and cultivation. Two seed saving classes will be offered: Fundamentals of Seed Saving, from 10am–11am with Caitlin Moore, urban food warrior and co-director of the King County Seed Library, and Seed Saving Intensive from 2–4pm with Mary Crane, Snoqualmie Valley's own Seed Maven! Space is limited in the classes, which will be first come, first served.
Speakers include Jerry Mader on the Agricultural History of the Snoqualmie Valley, Krista Rome of Backyard Beans and Grains speaking on Eating Local Year Round, and Laure Jansen on Cultivating Berries.
Exhibits, including a display from the Fall City Historical Society on the Hops Craze in the Snoqualmie Valley, and oral history interviews of elder farmers and gardeners will round out the event.
A simple lunch of soup and baked goods will be available for a small donation.
Everyone is welcome! You do not need to bring seeds to attend, although volunteers and seed donations are needed.
Early entry will be available for volunteers and for those who bring their home-grown seed to share.
This year the Seed Exchange is hosted by Transition Snoqualmie Valley and Strategies for Provident Living, two very small local non-profits. A grant from 4Culture has allowed us to rent several rooms in the Sno-Valley Senior Center, so this year you will be able to hear the speakers!
for the latest news, schedule updates and seed saving resources. And learn how you can contribute to the success of the seed exchange, and have lots of fun too!