5th Annual Spring Seed Swap: March 29

If you’re like me, the rare Portland snow days that we had a month or so ago may have left you feeling like we still had a ways to go before Spring arrived in full force… but the sudden burst of color in the flowers and trees around town reminds us that Spring is indeed here!  Time to start thinking about what you’d like to grow in your garden in 2014.

The Portland Seed Library (at the Northeast Portland Tool Library) likes to kick off the Spring with a seed swap event.  Come visit us on Saturday, March 29th from 10AM-1PM, and grab some free seeds!  If you have extra seeds to share, bring them in and we’ll use them to help make sure that the library is stocked for the 2014 gardening season.  This will be the 5th year that we’ve held the event, and we usually get around 50 varieties of sees donated each year–your donations are what make the library work!

WHAT: Portland Seed Library’s annual Spring Seed Swap / Stock-the-Library event
WHEN: Sat, March 29th, 10AM-1PM
WHERE: Northeast Portland Tool Library (Redeemer Lutheran Church, NE Killingsworth @ 20th Ave)

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4th Annual Seed Swap Event: March 2nd!

Spring is just around the corner! In the Pacific Northwest, late February to early March is the right time to start planting early-season veggies like peas, so it’s not too early to start thinking about what you want to plant this year and where you will get your seeds.

The Seed Library can help, and you can help the Seed Library too!  We’ll be holding our annual Spring Seed Swap / stock-the-library event at the Northeast Portland Tool Library on Saturday, March 2nd from 10 AM - 1PM.  Stop by, meet some fellow PDX gardeners, and pick up some free seeds to take home for your garden.  If you have some extra seeds of your own to share, bring them in to donate!  Your donated seeds help keep the library stocked through the gardening season.  Last year, we received over 50 new varieties of seeds to share with the community!

WHAT: Portland Seed Library’s annual Spring Seed Swap / Stock-the-Library event
WHEN: Sat, March 2nd, 10AM-1PM
WHERE: Northeast Portland Tool Library (Redeemer Lutheran Church, NE Killingsworth @ 20th Ave)

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Seed Swap 2012!

It’s that time of year again!  Spring will be here before you know it.  Have you started thinking about what to plant in your garden this year?

The Seed Library can help, and you can help the Seed Library too!  We’ll be holding our annual Spring Seed Swap / stock-the-library event at the Northeast Portland Tool Library on Saturday, February 26 from 10 AM - 2PM.  Stop by, meet some fellow PDX gardeners, and pick up some free seeds to take home for your garden.  If you have some extra seeds of your own to share, bring them in to donate!  Your donated seeds help keep the library stocked through the gardening season.

WHAT: Portland Seed Library’s annual Spring Seed Swap / Stock-the-Library event
WHEN: Sat, Feb 25th, 10AM-2PM
WHERE: Northeast Portland Tool Library (Redeemer Lutheran Church, NE Killingsworth @ 20th Ave)

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Beans!

First of all, a quick thanks to everyone who made the Seed Swap event last month a success.  We had a good turnout and received a lot of great donations to help stock the library for the coming year.

Special thanks to the folks who came up from the SE Portland Tool Library to help hold down the fort.  They headed home with a large supply of new seeds (carrots, chinese cabbage, radishes, broccoli and many others) that we hope folks in SE will take advantage of.

In more recent news: NE Portland Tool Library tool master Tom Thompson stopped by Growing Gardens last week, and they were kind enough to donate 3 very large bags of pole beans for the library.  It’s not quite bean-planting time yet, but beans were one of the things that were on our wish list because the library was a little light in the legume area.  Well, we have tons of beans now, so come get some!  (Thanks, Tom!)

A few other things that are still on our wish list:

  • Alliums (Onions, Leeks)
  • Peas
  • Summer Squash

If you have an excess of any of those, bring ‘em in!  Thanks, and happy gardening!

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Annual Seed Swap / Stock-the-Library event: Feb 26!

Spring is just around the corner! In the Pacific Northwest, late February to early March is the right time to start planting early-season veggies like peas, so it’s not too early to start thinking about what you want to plant this year and where you will get your seeds.

The Seed Library can help, and you can help the Seed Library too!  We’ll be holding our annual Spring Seed Swap / stock-the-library event at the Northeast Portland Tool Library on Saturday, February 26 from 10 AM - 2PM.  Stop by, meet some fellow PDX gardeners, and pick up some free seeds to take home for your garden.  If you have some extra seeds of your own to share, bring them in to donate!  Your donated seeds help keep the library stocked through the gardening season.  Last year, we received over 120 new varieties of seeds to share with the community!

WHAT: Portland Seed Library’s annual Spring Seed Swap / Stock-the-Library event
WHEN: Sat, Feb 26th, 10AM-2PM
WHERE: Northeast Portland Tool Library (Redeemer Lutheran Church, NE Killingsworth @ 20th Ave)

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