“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” ― Alfred Austin

This Saturday, January 25th, is National Seed Swap Day. Founded in 2006 by Washington Gardener editor Kathy Jentz, National Seed Swap Day honors and encourages the long-held tradition of gardeners and farmers sharing their seeds with each other. These trades encourage crop diversity and ensure that heirloom varieties do not die out. This week, while we dream about spring, we share seed-swapping resources and a bit of history on our own adventures with seeds.

Seed Savers Exchange

“The Heart: Organic Cotton Seeds”

Find and share seeds through the Seed Savers Exchange

“Alabama Cotton”

American Horticultural Society

“Seed Bombs”

Seed, The Untold Story; a “call to arms about the need for seed diversity”

“Tales from the South’s Forgotten Locavores”

From Food & Wine: “Everything We Know About Sean Brock’s New Nashville Restaurants” —which will also include an heirloom seed bank.

In Alabama: The Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network and the 8th Annual Community Seed Swap in Huntsville 

@ The School of Making

Join us for a morning of making and fellowship at The Factory during Third Tuesdays. Find all the details here.  

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