Poster for May 22, 2014 Swap

seed swap posterPlease, if you have the time, print out a copy and post it at your local library and community boards. We want to see as many new friends as possible. ~ Bethany (President)

Hope to see you there! ~ Raven (Social Media Coordinator)

Salt Lake County Seed Swap Meeting Thursday, March 27, 2014

Just a reminder this months seed swap and meeting are this Thursday!! We will be voting on a lot of important issues so please try to come if you can.
1013791_719668431416946_2088085214_nCome join us for our monthly seed swap! We will also be taking votes as to where our members would like to meet in the future, and how the monthly meetings should be held( Just a swap, classes, tours, or all of the above) I am sorry the location isn’t closer to the old location I have been having a very hard time reserving rooms at libraries.
When:  Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time:  7:00 – 8:30 P.M.
Where: Kearns Library  – Directions
5350 S 4220 W, Kearns, UT 84118
(801) 943-4636

2013 Seed Savers Exchange Webinar Series and Archives

The Seed Savers Exchange‘s mission statement is, “Passing on seed-saving knowledge is at the heart of Seed Savers Exchange’s mission to save the world’s diverse, but endangered garden heritage.”  Here is a link to their 2013 webinar series and their archives.

http://www.seedsavers.org/Education/Webinars/

Utah Seed Exchange – 1st Annual Planting Festival

Utah Seed Exchange 1st Annual Planting Festival will be on May 4th, 2013 at Allred Orchards, 2109 North University Avenue, Provo.  There is no charge for this event thanks to the generosity of Allred Orchards, vendors, and class instructors.  Times will be announced soon.  This event is open to the public.

There will be numerous classes from experts throughout the day on topics such as soil health, seed saving and the best vegetables to grow in Utah.  All will be taught with an emphasis on organic, sustainable gardening methods by instructors such as Caleb Warnock, author of ‘Backyard Winter Gardening; Vegetables Fresh and Simple, in any Climate without Artificial Heat or Electricity’, and Michelle Roberts who runs Roberts Ranch, an organic, sustainable farm in Spanish Fork.
Logan from Woodheadgardens.com in Orem will be teaching a class on Vermiculture.  That is red worm composting, they quickly compost your scraps, and give you some of the best compost there is!  If you’d like to purchase worms and pick them up at the festival, email Logan at dirthead@woodheadgardens.com what you want, and that you want to get them at the festival, and he’ll bring them for you.  They are $15 for 1/2 pound of worms, which is about 1000 worms.  It’s plenty to get you going, they multiply rapidly after a bit.
Alex Grover, the owner of Utah Sustainable Gardening will be teaching a class on organic methods of pest and disease control.
They are bringing together the heirloom, organic start growers in Utah in one place to make shopping for your plant starts easy and fun.   There will be lots of different varieties of plants available including herbs, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, melons and heirloom strawberries.  Let’s support our local growers who are doing it right!  There will also be other organic growing products available.
Details will be updated on their website at utahseedexchange.org .

Salt Lake County Seed Swap April Meeting – Thursday, April 25th

If you’d like to get your gardening on, please join us for our April meeting where we will be swapping seed starts, confirming our current BOD, and discussing composting.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 25, 2013  7:00 P.M. –  8:30 P.M                                                               Ruth Vine Tyler Library 8041 South Wood Street (55 West)                                           Midvale, Utah 84047

If you’d like to discuss seed saving, gardening, open pollinated and heirloom plants, find out if others have seeds/plants you are interested in, please join our yahoo group 🙂

Salt Lake County Seed Swap – Local Seed Bank and Classes by Shad Enghilterra

Lovely article by Shad Enghilterra in Ingredients Magazine  about the Salt Lake County Seed Swap and what we do.

“The group has a seed bank that people are able to trade with or members can borrow from.  They do need to give seeds back from the next harvest. Membership in the Seed Swap is simply filling out a form.  Classes are usually scheduled for the last Thursday of the month.  Everyone is welcome, and there is usually a seed swap at the end of the learning experience.”

To read more:

http://www.ingredientsmagazineslc.com/issues/issue12/articles/seedswap12a.html

Tomorrow- March 29th – Salt Lake County Seed Swap Early Season Gardening Class

Local – Salt Lake County, Utah   Friday, March 29th
7:00 – 8:30 P.M.
The March class will be on techniques for early season gardening, including a section on the end about saving seed from lettuce and the special challenges of saving seed from spinach and how early season growing can minimize them, Clarence Whetten, Advanced Master Gardener, will be teaching.  The class will be at the Conservation Garden Park in West Jordan:

http://conservationgardenpark.org/