North County Community Food Bank presenting annual seed exchange
The annual Seed Swap and Giveaway, presented by the North County Community Food Bank, is back on Sunday but at a different location.
This year’s event has been moved indoors to the Hockinson Community Center, 15916 NE 182nd Ave, Brush Prairie, 98606. The swap will run from noon to 3 p.m.
“More space allows more people to bring seeds,” said Liz Cervany, the executive director of the food bank. “Warmer, too. People don’t have to worry about rushing through and getting kids back into the car.”
The seed swap allows for some of the best gardeners in the region to bring their seeds and exchange them with each other as well as less experienced gardeners. The event is free and open to the public. Donations to the North County Community Food Book are welcome but not required.
“Folks can mingle and learn from one another,” Cervany said, adding this is an ideal event for beginners to acquire basic gardening tips. “There are a lot of really experienced gardeners in the area. They bring their seeds. That allows our clients … to learn from them.”
Ideally, folks can bring home the seeds, plant them in their gardens, and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of their labor. The goal is to get folks to eat healthy, home-grown foods, Cervany said.
Limited cuttings and other plant material will be available, as well.
Nearly all of the seeds are non-GMO, saved heirloom, and/or organic.
The event is hosted by the Hockinson Main Street Team and KD Homestead.
COVID protocols will be in place. Masks are required.