Farmers and gardeners have been saving seeds since the beginning of agriculture. A seed swap is a great opportunity to share seeds along with your successes and challenges with fellow gardeners.
Chappaqua's first annual community seed swap will take place on October 24th from 7 to 8pm at Chappaqua Local.
You’ll have an opportunity to exchange seeds, find new ones to grow for next season, share garden stories, and discover new ways to nourish a sustainable food system.
Here's how it works:
Bring seeds, that you have left over from this year or seeds you’ve saved from this year’s harvest. Both experienced gardeners and new gardeners who are curious are encouraged to attend. If you're a wannabe gardener and/or you don’t have seeds to trade, you're welcome anyway. The Hudson Valley Seed Library has generously donated surplus seeds, we'll share those with everyone.
Along with swapping seeds, we'll talk about a bit about the corporate control of our food supply. Namely, GMO seeds and California’s Proposition 37, and what impact it has on you as an eater.
About the location for the seed swap: a gem of a little earth friendly ice cream shop and cafe right in the middle of town. Chappaqua Local is owned by Chappaqua resident, Adam Strahl, who is dedicated to sourcing food locally and regionally. Adam is growing peppers, tomatoes and herbs this year at the Chappaqua Community Garden, just down the road from his cafe.