25 January, 2009

Whoops! An Addendum to Today's Class: Upcoming Seed Swap

Leftovers from today's class. If you labeled your tomatoes as just 'tomatoes,' please try to remember that tomato you sowed so we can add the variety name to your label. I can recognize a tomato plant, but I can't tell what KIND of tomato it is and that makes a BIG difference!

An announcement I failed to make in today's class:

It's time for The EnviroChangeMakers' Vegetable/Herb Seed Swap Celebration!

That's right - we're holding a little festival about SEEDS!

Next Saturday, Jan 31, we'll have a multi-faceted event focused on
getting started in vegetable growing.

At 11am we'll hold a "Seedlings" class - part of our free ongoing
Organic Vegetable Gardening class series. Learn how we start
seedlings for the community garden, how and when we transplant, and
much more.

At 12 noon, we'll have a local foods potluck. Bring a dish which
emphasizes locally grown fruits and vegetables (farmer's market?
backyard?). Let's celebrate the bounty of our local foodshed.

We'll have live music from local Westchester musicians, the Praties,
with special guest.

From 1-2pm we'll hold the main event, the seed swap. Here's where you
get to trade seeds with friends and neighbors. Bring those half-
packets of veggie seed you have from last year's exuberant catalog
purchases. Bring seed you've saved yourself. If you don't have any
seed, don't worry and come anyway - you can take home samples to get

Suggestion: bring old junk mail envelopes to carry home your treasures.

The entire event is free and open to all.

We look forward to seeing you, and to swapping garden stories as well
as our seeds.

Community Garden at Holy Nativity
6700 W. 83rd
Westchester (LA 90045)


Students in the Propagation class can come to the Garden and I'll provide them with some to share if they don't have some of their own. (We have a few...) And it would be a delightful day of seed talk.

I hope to be in Santa Barbara that day hearing a talk on ancient cereal grains from an expert seed saver. If you want seeds from me, then, you gotta get 'em before Saturday!


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