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.
http://www.slcpeoplesmarket.org/news-and-special-events/seed-swappers-registration

Four Ways the Local Food Movement is Transforming Race Relations in America

An excellent article from Good Magazine about the positive impact the local food movement is having on race relations and cultural diversity in the US.

http://www.good.is/posts/four-ways-the-local-food-movement-is-transforming-race-relations-in-america

This Old Prison in Illinois May Be Transformed into a Farming Paradise

Inspiring story about how unwanted government land may be turned into a food hub and farming education center.

http://grist.org/food/this-old-prison-in-illinois-may-be-transformed-into-a-farming-paradise/

Pick Your Own

Find a pick your own farm near you! This website provides local listings of pick your own (also called U-pick or PYO) farms in the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and other countries.  Also lots of links for recipes and crop calendars.

http://www.pickyourown.org/index.htm#states