Press Release | Fayetteville Community Seed Swap

Unedited release from City of Fayetteville


Sponsored by the Fayetteville Community Garden Coalition (FCGC), the University of Central Arkansas’ Conserving Arkansas’ Agricultural Heritage (CAAH!) Project, and the Washington County Cooperative Extension, the second annual Fayetteville Community Seed Swap will be on Sunday, February 20, 2011, from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center.

Anyone may attend to trade and distribute open-pollinated seeds of food crops, herbs, or ornamentals. Hybrid seeds will also be traded and distributed during the last thirty minutes of the event. If you have no seeds to swap but want to learn more, come mingle with gardeners, farmers, and seed savers. There will be an informational presentation about seed saving at the beginning of the event, followed by a seed savers exchange and seed distribution. Help us conserve the heritage of Arkansas while we share good stories, beautify our yards, and, of course, save seeds.

WHAT: Second Annual Fayetteville Community Seed Swap
WHEN: Sunday, February 20, 2010, 1:00-4:00pm
SCHEDULE: 1:00pm – 1:30pm Seed Saving Presentation
1:30pm – 3:30pm Heirloom Seed Swap
3:30pm – 4:00pm Leftover Seed Distribution
WHERE: Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College
WHO: The Fayetteville Community Gardening Coalition (FCGC), the University of Central Arkansas’s (UCA) Conserving Arkansas’s Agricultural Heritage (CAAH!) Project, the Washington County Cooperative Extension Service…and of course–any interested farmers, gardeners, and community members.
WHY: Arkansas farmers and gardeners have a long legacy of using heirloom seeds. These plants are in danger of being lost. Sharing seeds encourages the production and longevity of diverse varieties for posterity, and increased sustainable living in the present.
HOW IT WORKS: Anyone can bring seeds to swap or share. If you don’t have seeds, you can donate envelopes, garden tools, or knowledge to FCGC.
COST: free!

For more detailed information, you may also contact Katy Deaton at 479-409-4431 [email protected] or Dr. Brian Campbell at 501-450 3178 [email protected]