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COMMUNITY SEED SWAP & Fundraiser - 2015 - 7th Annual!

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COMMUNITY SEED SWAP & Fundraiser - 2015 - 7th Annual!

Time: January 25, 2015 from 2:30am to 5pm
Location: The Majestic- 1027 N. Forest St -Bellingham, WA
Event Type: community, seed, swap
Organized By: Community Volunteers from SB & CLSR & TW
Latest Activity: Jan 27, 2015

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Event Description

- 7th Annual COMMUNITY SEED SWAP & Fundraiser!

"Growing Seeds of Nourishment & Medicine".

Sunday,  January 25, 2015 - Majestic Hall - B'ham.

We Are All Volunteers - Help With A Task.

"Honoring Biodiversity of Seeds for Food & Medicine!"  is our swap mission.

Doors Open to Public: 2:30-5 pm .

Swap & Fundraiser by Donation (cash, check, plastic card)

Who Should Attend:
    - Seed-Savers & People Donating Heirloom Seeds, or Edible Tubers or Seed-Potatoes (Label your envelopes with plant strain, date, garden location).

    - People Without Seeds Welcomed Who Commit To Plant Seeds, Share Their Garden's Abundance & Learn To Save Seeds.

Seed Guidelines:  Choose Seeds You Will Plant - Share & Swap Seeds With Others - Label Seeds You Bring - Learn To Save Seeds  - Share Harvest With Community! - We Are All Volunteers - Help With A Task.

Location: The Majestic- 1027 N. Forest St, Bellingham.

Become a Guardian of  Organic Heirloom & Open-Pollinated Seeds by saving seeds and purchasing fresh garden seeds from local seed-saver businesses.

 This is a Pure Safe Seed Event!  (and gmo-free).

Doors Open to Public 2:30-5pm.

(-Savers & Set-Up Volunteers-1:15pm.

Clean-Up 5pm-6pm.)

Seed-Grower Donations & Sponsors being accepted Dec & Jan before swap- Contact Heather K.

 (Volunteer Tasks still needed:  Volunteer Coordinator for Online & In-Person Volunteer Assignmets, Promations & Sponsorhip Coordinator, and more. Post your interest on TW event page, or contact Heather K, , Alison,  Jeff W, or Atul).

Event is Co-Sponsored by:
 "Sustainable Bellingham"

 "Center for Local Self Reliance"

"Transition Whatcom"  

"Salish Seed Coop!"



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This years Seed Donors Include: Baker Creek Heirloom rare seeds, Irish Eyes Seeds, Uprising Organic Seeds,  Salish Seed Savers Coop,  Center for Local Self-Reliance!  

More donations & sponsors expected! 

Light refreshments will be served from local food sponsors.  (thanks Suki & team!).

Musicians Expected:  Eric & Pi of Little Brown Mushrooms and flutist Peter Ali!

Updates listed on Comment Section of event page and on faceboo event page.

For event questions,  contact Sustainàble Bellingham   - Or Ask Heather K.

Plant Seeds! Sing Songs!  Celebrate Community!

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Comment by Heather K on January 27, 2015 at 12:09am
Gratitude to all the Seed Swap Volunteers!
To whomever will organize the next 7 years of a January Community Seed Swap, I"m willing to be a 'coach' or 'consultant"!
Farmer Meghan, thanks for your exceptional help, and a pleasure to meet you.
Comment by Heather K on January 5, 2015 at 6:00pm
Invite your gardening & seed planting & saving friends to the seed swap. Send out a Transition Whatcom event invitation:
Swap Mission: "Honoring Biodiversity of Seeds for Food & Medicine".
Volunteer position available for Sponsorship Servant & Outreach to paper news publications servant. We are all volunteers, and we co-create this event together.
Comment by Heather K on December 27, 2014 at 5:57pm
Seed Swap Event on Faceboo - RSVP to help promote event:
" Growing Seeds of Nourishment & Medicine!"
Comment by Heather K on December 18, 2014 at 5:37pm
Seed Update! We have received donations from both Irish Eye Seeds, and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds! Weds pm volunteers met and started sorting seeds.
If you know of a garden group that donates either their plant, seeds, or produce, with a mission that includes education & community nourishment, let us know.
Each year prior to the swap we make up a few special bags of seeds and donate to these groups prior to the swap. (Examples are Common Threads Farm & York Garden Farm).
Comment by Heather K on November 25, 2014 at 3:08pm

Seed swap Time Table;

Swap open to public 2:30 – 5pm at Majestic Sunday Jan 25.

Volunteers will arrive early to assist with set up - 1:15pm.

I'll be there early to set out seeds & assist visiting seed-growers.

We will need help with clean up from 5pm-6pm.

(Possible Volunteer Sign-Up Genius will be posted).

At 6:30 after swap clean up, many of us will meet at a cafe for soup & brew or tea.

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