2nd Annual Seed and Scion Swap – Free

SThis event is FREE and open to ALL gardeners – whether you are a member of a community garden, or tend vegetables and fruit in your own yard. Saturday, January 25, 10:30am-1:30pm, Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA

 

Join us on National Seed Swap Day to share your seeds/scions, your knowledge, and your enthusiasm for different plant varieties with other gardeners and farmers. Connect with folks who might be your neighbors, or who might be from anywhere in our bioregion. We’ll be swapping all types of seeds and cuttings for fruit trees (scions), including heirloom seeds, seeds you save from your own plants, and extra seeds you may have purchased.  There will be people on hand to answer question about how to save seed and how to graft your cuttings.Bring finger foods to share. Partners are Wylde Center, City of Decatur, Park Pride and Slow Food Atlanta. Speaker Grant Olson from Seed Savers Exchange will present Planning Your Garden for Seed Saving

Revolution Donuts is vending coffee and treats for the 1st hour of the event. 

We encourage all participants to follow swap instructions and  RSVP HERE

10:45 am- 11:45am  Planning Your Garden for Seed Saving 

In the days before seed catalogs, collecting and saving seeds for the next year’s garden was essential. Today, seed saving plays a critical role in preserving rare, heirloom varieties and the garden heritage they represent. Join Seed Savers Exchange to discuss the process of saving seed from garden fruits and vegetables – tomatoes, squash, peppers, melons, beans, and more – and learn how to participate in this backyard preservation.

Grant Olson – Public Programs Manager – Seed Savers Exchange

Grant Olson joined SSE in 2011 as the Education Coordinator and Display Gardener at Heritage Farm. Now in the role of Public Programs Manager, Grant guides interpretation and programming as well as education and outreach both on and off the farm. He works with schools and other visitors to teach the value of genetic diversity in our food system and how individuals can participate in preserving this diversity in their home gardens.

A Scion is a detached living portion of a plant (as a bud or shoot) joined to a stock in grafting and usually supplying solely aerial parts to a graft

We encourage all participants to follow swap instructions and  RSVP HERE.

Partners are the Wylde CenterCity of DecaturPark Pride and Slow Food Atlanta.

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Weekend Bike Ride and A Seed Swap

Decatur Bikes Ride to Stone Mountain Saturday
Put some air in the tires, fill your water bottle, strap on your helmet and join the Decatur Bikes Saturday morning ride to Stone Mountain. The riders will meet in the CVS parking lot across from Decatur Bikes in downtown Decatur at 8 am. The ride is a casual no-drop ride and all levels are welcome.

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After the ride to Stone Mountain, ride on over to Oakhurst for……..

Seed Swap at the Wylde Center: Save Your Seeds and SHARE!

SFrom Andrea at the Wylde Center:
“Join us for a free event in the garden and let’s share tomatoes, celebrate their flavors, stories, and learn how to save seeds! We will gather at the Oakhurst Garden at 10am. Complimentary coffee will be provided by local coffee shop Kavarna, so bring your mugs!  At 10:30am the presentations and seed saving demos will commence.  After we learn from our experts, we will taste and share our summer fruits. For more info contact andrea@wyldecenter.org.” More info is here.

Seed Sharing at the Wylde Center

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Love Peaches? Peach Jam 2013 is Next Week!

 

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Join Community Farmers Markets and Slow Food Atlanta for the 3rd Annual Peach Jam, a four-day celebration of Georgia’s favorite fruit.

Decatur Farmers Market,
Wednesday, June 26th: 5-7 p.m.

Whole Pig Roast and Peach BBQ Sauce Competition.
Info or RSVP.

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market,
Thursday, June 27th: 5:30-7 p.m.

Peach Cocktail Competition.
Info or RSVP.

East Lake Farmers Market,
Saturday, June 29th: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Peachapalooza Cook-Off
Info or RSVP.

Grant Park Farmers Market,
Sunday, June 30th, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Peach Cobbler Competition.
Info or RSVP.

Have a rockin’ peach recipe? Sign up to compete at any of the events here.

The celebration is just around the corner, so enjoy all the peachy fun at your neighborhood farmers markets!