Haldimand Horticultural Society Virtual Seedy Saturday
Haldimand’s annual Seedy Saturday always included a seed swap table. Usually there would be thousands of seeds that have been lovingly saved and packaged shared from one gardener to another. Well this year we can’t do that in person, so our virtual seed swap is trying to bring some of that seed sharing magic to our community via the internet and mail!
Seed swapping is everyone from the experienced seed saver who wants to expand their collections, or the new gardener who wants to try out seeds and connect with a community of gardeners and the power that comes from developing local seed solutions. No matter your experience level, all are welcome to participate in Haldimand’s virtual seed swap.
Most seeds are great! You can donate your own locally saved seed, or commercially grown seeds you are ready to part with. We ask that no invasive plant seeds or hybrid seeds are included. Please clean your seeds - remove any chaff, flower bits and stems.
All seeds should be labelled clearly and with as much information as possible including: common name, variety, year the seeds were collected, where the seeds were collected and who grew them, and any extra information you wish to include about what makes the variety unique and tips for growing.
You can donate seed by dropping off at one of our drop boxes located at Elsie Eubank 4064 Hwy 6 Hagersville or mail to P.O. Box 568 N0A 1H0 Erene da Silva, 10 Echo Street Cayuga or P.O. Box 927 N0A 1E0, St Paul’s Anglican Church 27 Orkney St. E. or mail to HaldimandHorticultural Society P.O Box 2078 Caledonia N3W 2G8
You can still participate. Donating seeds is not required. We’ll be purchasing extra seeds from local growers to ensure we have a good supply to share in our virtual seed swap. However a donation to Haldimand Horticultural Society would be greatly appreciated to help cover costs of mailing and seed purchases etc. See info on how to donate below.
You can support the seed swap by making a donation to Haldimand Horticultural Society by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or if you wish you can send a cheque to Haldimand Horticultual Society, Post Office Box 2078, Caledonia Ontario, N3W 2G8 This will help us cover the cost of seeds and postage.
Take a look at our Virtual Seed Swap Invetory List below. Once you have selected your 6 packages of seeds please fill out our order form and email it to email@example.com to place your order.Once we confirm your order we will select your seeds and pop them in the post! It is that simple. ** Please note seed pack requests will be limited to 6 per household and will be first-come first-served while quantities last.
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