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Inspiration Farm Seed Swap and Barter Exchange

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Inspiration Farm Seed Swap and Barter Exchange

Time: October 18, 2009 from 1pm to 6pm
Location: Inspiration Farm
Street: 617 E. Laurel Rd.
City/Town: Bellingham, WA
Website or Map: http://www.inspirationfarm.com
Phone: 503 421 2737
Event Type: seed, swap/barter, exchange
Organized By: Bruce Horowitz, Brian Kerkvliet and Heather K.
Latest Activity: Oct 17, 2009

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Please join us for an informal seed swap and barter exchange: bring your seeds, preserves, handy crafts, etc. Please bring your own envelopes, bags, labels, etc. We can provide a limited amount of table space and chairs-- please bring your own table, chair(s) and canopy if you have them. Please contact Bruce: we need a a handful of committed volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up and breakdown. Bring your instruments to jam around the fire circle during the event. Donations accepted.

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Comment by Heather K on October 17, 2009 at 7:14pm
Bringing your seeds in the shell pods. or on the stems, or inside the fruit (ie. hand-fertilized & protected winter squash), is fine! We can work & share together Sunday. Finger foods welcomed.
Recycled envelopes & bags to share needed.
Comment by Brian Kerkvliet on October 17, 2009 at 4:07pm
Sounds great Rob, bring the bags and we will hear the story.
We did some basic set up yesterday. A bit more right before the event would be great, say 12-1 to set up some more tables and awnings if needed.
Comment by Rob Beishline on October 17, 2009 at 3:49pm
I live just down the street and might be able to help with set up or take down- I have some child care things to juggle this weekend. I also have an abundance of paper wine bags (there's a story behind this) that work nicely if they are cut short... I will bring them to share.
Comment by Heather K on October 15, 2009 at 11:34pm
Spruce & Brian & All attending, I'll be there around 2pm Friday to work with you on set up...will bring Don to help too...Let me know if there is anything specific you have a request on us to bring that we may have out here....I hope to see more folks join us Friday or early Sunday!

I may bring some of my diverse seed stash on Friday in case their is time & desire secure some to start in spring greenhouse and then grow plants for more seeds...I have some great sweet tomotilas (sp?)-ground-husk-cherrys.
Also my Lopez seed-saving friend mailed me some hulless-pumkin seeds that they grow specifically for drying the edible pumkins seeds that don't need hulling! Any experienced squash seed-savers can put in a special request for me to share....I plan to offer some to Uprising...I only have 15 seeds and they are not easy seeds to obtain!
Comment by Heather K on October 13, 2009 at 11:38pm
Brian & Bruce - Do you want to post what road to have folks park on after they unload their seeds & swap items?
Comment by Terese VanAssche on October 9, 2009 at 5:19pm
This sounds like a great event! I am planning tentatively to attend, and would be happy to help with clean up or set up, etc. Drumming aroundthe fire ! I'll bring my drum & guitar!
Terese
Comment by peggy borgens on October 5, 2009 at 6:55pm
sounds like a great event. i will be in Leavenworth that weekend but thanks for the invite.

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