Seed Catalog Links

Mother Earth News has an awesome page with links to seed catalogs!


People’s Market 7th Annual Seed Swap

Excellent write up by Tessa (acting chair of Salt Lake County Seed Swap) on the People’s Market 7th Annual Seed Swap

Salt Lake County Seed Swap and Early Spring Discussion

Local – Salt Lake County, Utah  Thursday, January 31, 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.Ruth Vine (Midvale) Library  8041 Wood St (55 West), Midvale, UT 84047  Phone:(801) 943-4636

Here’s a little reminder about this week’s meeting/swap! We hope to see everyone on Thursday evening at the Midvale library for our discussion on early spring crops and our first swap of the year. Please visit the events page for more details and to rsvp. But wait, there’s more!

If you don’t have seed to swap but you would like to try a few early spring crops, there will be a way for you to do that so be sure to come on ahead and we’ll fill you in on the details.

Also, to those interested in participating on the board/standing committees (helping with media, organizing swaps and keeping our seed bank up and running, being involved in organizing classes and schedules and lots of other things), make sure you come Thursday night so we can get your contact information. If you aren’t able to attend this week, please post a message here, on the website or Yahoo page. We will meet together early in February to hold elections and get our bylaws in order.

Any questions? Just holler and we’re looking forward to seeing new faces on Thursday!

Permaculture in Practice

Great video about permaculture.  This is what it says at, “This video, whose aim is to inspire people to start their own permaculture projects, shows how permaculture is practiced in four very different settings: a backyard garden, an urban community garden, a co-op restaurant garden, and a small farm.”

Planting guide

Need help starting vegetables? Check out Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds online guide!

Local – Salt Lake City, Utah Tomorrow, January 26th 7th Annual People’s Market Seed Swap

Come to the 2013 Seed Swap
Join us this January for the 2013 Seed Swap

The annual seed swap party is sponsored by the People’s Market, a local farmer’s and artisan market held June through October at the International Peace Gardens.

Specialty seeds offer unusual, unexpected garden variety and the potential of expanded income for market entrepreneurs. The gardeners and farmers who grow the produce and saved seeds come to share helpful tips for growing, harvesting, preserving and marketing.

Date: January 26, 2012
Time: 2:00-6:00pm
Place: Sorenson Unity Center,
1383 South 900
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Details: Open to the public

It’s time to get ready for the next gardening season at the People’s Market Seed Swap. Bring your seeds to trade or buy seeds from a local supplier. In addition to trading, or buying seeds, you will have the opportunity to attend a variety of free workshops at this event. Light refreshments and hot cocoa will be served—bring your family and friends!

How it works:
If you have leftover vegetable or flower seeds from last year, gather them up to trade or donate.
If you do not have seeds, you can buy them at the Seed Swap.
Attend free workshops at the event to strengthen your green thumb.
Use your new seeds to start or expand your space.

Register with us for our special swappers section this year, for those interested in preserving heritage seeds.

Local – Salt Lake City, Utah Seed Germinating Class

Mololo Gardens is hosting a seed germinating class on Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 A.M.   Mololo Gardens is located at 361 West 400 South in Salt Lake City and the cost of the class is  $10.00.  This is what they say on their Facebook event link:

“Mololo seedlings are special, unique and grow into extraordinarily bountiful plants. This class will teach you the Mololo Garden secrets of growing amazing plants from seeds. This class teaches both the scientific side such as heat and light requirements along with the more subtle magical Mololo methods.
I’m really excited about this class. All Mololo trade secrets are to be released at this class! I’m holding nothing back. Great handouts with all the information you need to start just about anything and everything from seed! If I was going to attend only one class this year, this is the one I’d go to. Cost for the class is only $10. Unless you tell me you can’t afford it. Then you can come for free.”