Got seeds? Let’s share them! Join the Hammonton Green Committee and the Greater Hammonton Permaculture Club to swap seeds on March 2.
We’ll all grow more plants and more food, and we’ll grow our community connections too.
Seed catalogs and store displays can be so alluring! Sometimes we end up with more than we need. Or maybe you save seeds from things you grow and have a lot of extra seeds.
A Seed Swap is a great way to try growing new varieties of veggies, flowers or herbs and making sure your “extras” get a chance to become next year’s favorites for someone else.
HOW WILL THIS WORK?
Use this spreadsheet to submit the seeds you have to share by February 13.
If you cannot access this Google Sheet, submit using this form.
Shortly after this date, a spreadsheet will be shared with all participants.
At this time, participants can select seeds they would like and add their name to the sheet.
Seeds will be distributed at the Seed Swap on Wednesday, March 2, 7 pm at the Hammonton Canoe Club, at the Hammonton Lake Park (100 Sports Drive, Hammonton, NJ 08037).
HOW DO I PREPARE MY SEEDS FOR SHARING?
Prior to the Swap, you’ll need to package up your seeds and label them clearly with the plant type and variety if you can. If you’re not 100% sure about this, include as much info as you can when you submit your seeds with the form (ex: small red pepper, mildly spicy)
Seed packets should contain a minimum of 5-10 seeds – more is fine!
These little “coin envelopes” work great (email if you need some!), but you can use any other small envelope or bag – recycle some paper to make your own. Just fold and tape to be sure they don’t spill out!
HOW WILL THIS WORK AT THE SWAP?
Our spreadsheet will track who requests what and we’ll be able all be able to help prepare the orders. If you are not able to attend in person, you can arrange to drop off packaged seeds ahead of time and pick up your order afterwards.
I DON’T HAVE ANY SEEDS TO SHARE (YET). CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE?
Yes – this swap is all about sharing an abundance. Email us to request access to the spreadsheet to choose seeds. Gardeners sharing seeds get ‘first pick’ but we welcome you to join us!
Need a place to grow your plants? Space is available at the Hammonton Community Garden