2nd Annual Heirloom Seed Swap Comes to Riverhead

Swap heirloom seeds in Riverhead
Swap heirloom seeds in Riverhead. Photo credit: danishc/iStock/Thinkstock

Get your heirloom seeds packed and ready—The Long Island Regional Seed Consortium will hold its second annual Seed Swap at the Suffolk County Community College Riverhead campus on Saturday, February 13.

The free event includes panels, demonstrations, discussions and, of course, seeds. Among the happenings will be Zachery Pickens from Roof Top Ready Seeds speaking on cultivating seeds in containers and small spaces. Author and farmer Scott Chaskey will sign his book Seedtime: On the History, Husbandry, Politics and Promise of Seeds.

The seep swap includes vegetable, flower and herb seeds.

Attendees are asked to bring their own saved seeds or their leftover packet seeds from last year—but only heirloom seeds. Hybrid seeds should be left at home. Seeds are not required to attend, so those who are just now learning about seed saving are more than welcome to attend.

Tubers, fruit scions and bulbs can also be brought to the swap.

All seeds should be labeled with the variety name and species, the year harvested or purchased, a brief description and the original source.

The Seed Swap is Saturday, February 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead Campus, 121 Speonk Riverhead Road, Riverhead. For more information, email [email protected].

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