Monday, February 16, 2009

First Annual ACHS Seed Swap

First Annual ACHS Seed Swap!

To help while away the remaining winter days, the Australasian College is holding their first annual ACHS Seed Swap. Spring and gardening are not too far away. Save money, preserve biodiversity, meet and exchange ideas with your community of local gardeners.

The Seed Swap will be lead by Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener Erika Yigzaw, who will talk about saving seeds, starting seeds, and transplanting seedlings. Weather permitting, Erika will also host demonstrations of direct sowing and transplanting seedlings in the ACHS Botanic Teaching Garden.

What to bring: Your seeds to swap and a place card with information about them. Please include common and Latin binomials (if known), time and place sourced, best time to plant, description, and anything else you think would be helpful. A seed swap is all about learning from each other, after all. You’re also welcome to bring divisions, extra seedlings (if you have any started). Please don’t bring items from the noxious weed list (no ivy or St. Johns wort, for example).

ACHS will award prizes to: the gardener with the widest variety of seeds, the attendee who traveled the farthest, the youngest gardener, and the oldest gardener. Plus, you’ll receive 10% off nearly everything at the Apothecary Shoppe College Store the day of the seed swap.

So come out and mingle! Open to the public. Limited to the first 35 who RSVP, call (503) 244-0726 or email $10 deposit holds your place and will be applied to any Apothecary Shoppe purchase. March 25, 2009. Noon-2 p.m. Australasian College of Health Sciences, 5940 SW Hood Ave.

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