A few shots from the 2014 Seed Swap in West Plains, MO! We had a great turn out with lots of seeds, a plethora of lovely plant starts, and a bushel of sweet potatoes for starting slips!
What is a seed swap and why they’re important…
- Builds community by bringing a diverse group of people together under one banner.
- Opens the door for education on issues of sustainability, GMOs, local food production, organic gardening, community supported agriculture, etc
- Encourages gardeners to learn how to save their own seed
- Promotes organic gardening and local food production
- Develops an awareness of community-based agriculture
- Encourages the formation of farmer’s markets, community gardens, and school gardens.
- Provides free seeds and plants to low-income individuals