Fayetteville community seed swap set for Sunday

The inaugural Fayetteville Community Seed Swap is scheduled for 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 at the Fayetteville Public Library.

The event is organized to encourage the production of diverse varieties of Arkansas heirloom seeds, some of which are in danger of becoming extinct.

Those attending may trade and distribute heirloom food crop, herbs, and ornamental seeds. Hybrid seeds will also be traded and distributed.

From the release:

If you have no seeds to swap but want to learn more, come along to mingle with gardeners and farmers who can provide great insight about heirloom seeds.

There will be a short presentation about seed saving at the beginning of the event, followed by demonstrations, seed distribution, and a seed savers exchange.

The seed swap is sponsored by the Fayetteville Community Gardening Coalition (FCGC), the University of Central Arkansas’ (UCA) Conserving Arkansas’s Agricultural Heritage (CAAH!) Project, Washington County Cooperative Extension Service, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), and Ozark Natural Foods.

For more information, call Katy Deaton at 479-409-4431 or Dr. Brian Campbell at 501-450-3178.