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NATIONAL SEED SWAP DAY – Last Saturday in January

NATIONAL SEED SWAP DAY

The seed swap is a fundamental part of human history. Seeds were one of the first commodities valued and traded. Today, modern gardeners collect and exchange seeds for many reasons ranging from cultivating rare, heirloom varieties to basic thrift. The exchange of seeds perpetuates biodiversity. It is an act of giving and the ultimate form of recycling.

The first annual Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchange was held in Washington, DC, on January 26, 2006. Kathy Jentz, the editor/publisher of the magazine had the last Saturday of January named an official holiday and National Seed Swap Day was born. After that event’s success, seed swaps in other cities across the nation have joined in celebrating National Seed Swap Day each year on (or around*) the last Saturday in January.
Go to http://seedswapday.blogspot.com/2014/01/what-is-national-seed-swap-day.html for more information.

Submitted by guest columnist Kathy Jentz

DATES
January 31, 2015
January 30, 2016
January 28, 2017
January 27, 2018
January 26, 2019

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