GARDENERS INVITED TO SEEDY TUESDAY
On February 26, the Santiam Food Alliance will hold Seedy Tuesday at the Lebanon Public Library. This free program and gardeners’ networking event will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The evening will begin with a presentation by Lisa Almarode, of Fairweather Farm, on starting cool-season crops—cabbages, onions, and carrots, for example–from seed.
The seed swap will begin about 7:00. Everyone with seeds or other plant materials to share will lay them out on tables. Vegetable seeds will be the main emphasis, but gardeners are welcome to bring flower seeds and other kinds, and even well-wrapped tubers and growing plants. The seeds don’t have to be homegrown; they can be extras from commercial packets. All seeds should be identified by species and variety and the year of harvest, if possible.
Novice gardeners and others with no seeds to share are welcome to come and collect seeds anyway. Anyone planning to take home seeds should bring envelopes, tape, and a pen for labeling the envelopes.
During the swap, Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Master Gardeners and members of the Lebanon Garden Club will be on hand to answer questions about planting and saving seeds and other gardening matters. There will be a swap table for seed and plant catalogs as well.
Cosponsoring Seedy Tuesday with the Santiam Food Alliance are the Lebanon Garden Club, OSU Extension Master Gardeners, and the Lebanon Public Library. For more information about the event, visit the Santiam Food Alliance’s Facebook page or contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.