Potluck supper, hoe down music, home-grown garden seeds, raffle and the company of fantastic local gardeners! To prepare please pre-label your seeds with the common name, variety name, genus, species, harvest location, year harvested, the # of plants collected from, cooking and growing information.
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave, near Dwight Way, Berkeley. Bring food and seeds to share or $10 donation.
7:00 Making the most of the Seed Swapwith Mat Rogers of Curate-a Crop in the Sierra Club Room
The bounty of tables and tables full of seeds at the BASIL Seed Swap can be mind-boggling and the desire to collect them all overwhelming for the enthusiastic gardener and seed saver. This talk will cover basics to help you make the most of the seed swap. What crops can be grown together and produce viable seed? Which seeds can be sown directly in the garden and which must be started indoors? How do I know if this seed is good? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in this informative workshop before the seed swap.
7:30 on Old Tyme Music in the Ecology Center
Swap seeds and sign up for the Curate-a-crop program
Your local seed libraries need you to grow, save, and return seed. Help by joining the Curate-a-Crop program.
- Pick out one or more varieties from the collection highlights to grow out
- Accompanied by a series of workshops to make you a skilled seed saver
- Events for the nascent seed saving community
- Return seed and share your story after the harvest
- Create a population of locally-adapted open-pollinated seed to feed our cities
Sign up at curateacrop.org
Gift Certificate to Good Vibrations
Gift Certificate to Westbrea Nursery
Gift Certificate to Urban Ore
Gift Certificate for a Yoga class from Bridget Fredrick
Pink Garden Pruners from Hida Tools
Edible Plants from People’s Grocery
Local Chile Mint Tea from Grey Dog Teas
Baked Goods from Oakland Hearth Bakery & Catering
9:00 Seed Swap Ends, Clean Up Begins!
Please lend a hand! There will be a lot to clean!
9:30 Afterparty, Karaoke at Nicks Lounge!
Sing your heart out all night with other rowdy gardeners!