Past Event: Seedy Tuesday 2020

Seedy Tuesday flyer 2020

On February 25, 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 program will open with a presentation by Betty Goergen, Master Gardener, on gardening in a changing climate.

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.

Past Event: Tomato Day at the Lebanon Downtown Farmers’ Market

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The Lebanon Downtown Farmers’ Market and the Santiam Food Alliance invite you to admire, taste, and stock up on tomatoes at the market on Tomato Day, Thursday, August 22. Throughout the market hours of 2 to 6 p.m., Lisa Almarode of Fairweather Farm will give tastings of dozens of unusual and often beautiful tomato varieties from her own garden and from other local farms and gardens. An Oregon State University Extension Master Food Preserver will offer information on drying tomatoes and canning them—whole or in pieces, as pizza or spaghetti sauce, as ketchup, as juice, as salsa, and even as marmalade or preserves.  A Master Gardener will provide advice on growing tomatoes, and volunteers will offer free samples of tomato-based foods.

The Lebanon Downtown Farmers’ Market happens every Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. between late May and late October at the corner or Grant and Main, Lebanon. On Tomato Day as throughout the season, tomatoes will be available for sale from several of the market’s participating farmers.

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Past Event: Strawberries & Greens Day, May 30

Strawberries and Greens flyerThe Santiam Food Alliance invites the public to celebrate spring and the strawberry season at the Lebanon Downtown Farmers’ Market on May 30. While the farmers sell strawberries and greens, Santiam Food Alliance volunteers will offer free samples of strawberries and greens in artful combination in salads. Volunteers will also provide each visitor to the booth with a plant start to take home, and Master Gardeners will share gardening advice.

The Lebanon Downtown Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 2:00 to 6:00 pm through the growing season at the corner of Grant and Main. For more information about the market, call Belinda at 541-418-2603.

 

Past Event: 2019 Seed Swap

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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 lindaziedrich@gmail.com.

Past Event: 2018 Seed Swap – Feb. 20th!

GARDENERS WELCOME AT SEEDY TUESDAY
On February 20, 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 presentations on starting seeds. Trudie Bason, of Timeless Gardens Nursery, will demonstrate how to start seeds in flats or pots. Betty Goergen, an Oregon State Extension Master Gardener, will offer tips on starting seeds directly in the ground.

A seed swap will begin about 7:30. Gardeners 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.