December 7 Exchange at Mariposa Co-Op: CANCELLED

Hello Seed Savers,

Our December 7th event at Mariposa has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the spring.
You can always check our calendar link above for the latest information regarding exchanges and workshops.

Broccoli vs Kale

This week's article in the NY Times magazine reinforced the importance of our efforts to grow vegetables and save our seeds. Michael Moss (who writes about the intersection of food and marketing) reports a staggering inequality between research funding for field corn and vegetables.

Private Sector Research and Development Annual Funding
Corn - $2 billion (Monsanto and Dupont Pioneer)
Vegetables - $181 million (22 crops being developed by Monsanto)

Seed Saving Workshop and Exchange: Sat., 1pm. Primex Garden Center

Sat, October 12, 1pm – 3pm
Where:Primex Garden Center, 435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038

Seed Saving Workshop – Philly Seed Exchange –

Transition Town Media. Tonight!

Seeding Our Food Future
A Community Potluck Event
Transition Town Media

6-9 pm, Tuesday, September 24th
Media Community Center
4th and Jackson Streets

• GMOs ~ What are they. Why you care. What
you can do about them.
• Seed Saving ~ What it is. How to do it. Why it

• Bring heirloom fruits and veggies and learn how to
collect the seeds from your harvest
• Swap plant divisions with fellow gardeners

September Heirloom Events

Saturday, Sept 14
Cooking Demo with Chef Andrea Rossi of C19
Learn how to select heirloom produce and create delicious recipes with Chef Andrea Rossi.
Farm To City's Rittenhouse Square Farmers Market
18th and Walnut Streets
11:00 AM Selecting Heirloom Produce
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Cooking Demonstrations

Thanks to NKCDC and Mill Creek Farm

A big thank you to our hosts at NKCDC Garden Center and Mill Creek Farm. Our final two events for the spring were successful with lots of people bringing seeds and plants to share. We are starting to plan events for the fall and winter. If you would like to host an exchange or seed saving workshop please send us an e-mail.

Our next exchange is Tuesday, September 24, 6-8pm with Transition Town in Media, PA.

Happy growing and enjoy your summers.
Aimee, Joel and Mira

Seed and Plant Exchange: NKCDC Garden Center, June 6

New Kensington Community Development Corporation
Garden Center
Thursday, June 6, 5-7pm.
1825 Frankford Ave (Frankford and Berks)

What We Sow: Heirloom Awareness in 2013

What We Sow - Heirloom Foods

Hello seed savers. This is an exciting project being organized by Philly Mural Arts to educate our region about heirloom foods. Numerous organizations and hundreds of people are contributing to this year's events. You don't want to miss out on this!

Our event is: Saturday, June 8
Heirloom Seed Exchange
Swap seeds and gardening tips with the Philly Seed Exchange at this introduction to seed saving.
Mill Creek Farm, 49th St. & Brown St.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Philadelphia Science Festival Urban Farm Day, Sunday April 28

Growing your own plants or vegetables in the city? Learn how to test your soil, grow food locally, and even how to raise and care for farm animals. Spend the day in the garden with agricultural experts doing taste tests, gardening demonstrations, beekeeping basics and more. Philly Seed Exchange will have our seed collection available for swapping and sharing. Bring seeds if you got 'em, take ours if you need 'em.
Reserve your 10$ tickets online.

Orchard Planting and Seed Exchange: April 20, 10a-2p

(Hunting Park Community Garden, East of Old York Rd & W. Bristol St, North Philly )
Join in on a fun family festival at the site of the new Hunting Park Community Orchard. Activities will include orchard planting, cider pressing, sack races and other kids games, a health fair, dedication ceremony, and more! A collaboration between POP, the Fairmount Park Conservancy, Junior League, Hunting Park United, and a wide range of other community partners. Event 10am-2pm. RAINDATE: Sunday 4/21 @10am.