Second annual Fayetteville community seed swap set for Feb. 20

The second annual Fayetteville Community Seed Swap is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center.

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

Anyone attending may trade and distribute open-pollinated heirloom food crop seeds, herbs, and ornamental seeds. Hybrid seeds will also be traded and distributed during the last thirty minutes of the event.

From the press release:

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.

The event is sponsored by the Fayetteville Community Garden Coalition, the University of Central Arkansas’ Conserving Arkansas’ Agricultural Heritage Project, and the Washington County Cooperative Extension.

For more information, contact Katy Deaton at 479-409-4431 kathleenhdeaton(at) or Dr. Brian Campbell at 501-450 3178 brianc(at)

Second Annual Fayetteville Community Seed Swap

Date: Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Avenue, Fayetteville
Cost: Free
Schedule: 1:00 p.m. – Seed saving presentation, 1:30 p.m. – Heirloom seed swap, 4:00 p.m. Leftover seed distribution