[Los Angeles, CA Permaculture] 2017 SB Seed Swap!/SUN Jan 29 11-3pm/FREE

Margie Bushman, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network sbpcnet at silcom.com
Sun Jan 8 16:55:06 PST 2017

Hi everyone, once again it's time for the Seed Swap!

Although currently cold & rainy, it's the perfect

time to be thinking of your gardens & spring.

Please go to the bottom of this email for all the details; ways to support,
volunteer, table

& post your favorite seed on the Seed Swap facebook page.



9th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap

Sunday, January 29, 2017

 11-3pm, Free - Rain or Shine!


Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery


A celebration to bring seeds & people together




Join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network as it hosts the 2017 9th Annual
Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap on Sunday, January 29, from 11am-3pm, at
the downtown Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu

More than 400 people attended last year, sharing seeds and knowledge with
other backyard gardeners, plant lovers, beekeepers and farmers. Come be a
part of this seed saving movement, making sure that locally adapted
varieties of seed & plants are passed on to future generations.  Special
speakers, children activities & live music!  

Local groups will table, including the Santa Barbara Seed Saving Guild who
will share valuable seed saving techniques and encourage local gardeners to
grow out and harvest some of their best seeds for future gardens and seed
swaps, making us a truly food secure community.  Seed saving is a fun and
easy way to connect to the circle of life.  

Bring seeds, plants, cuttings, and garden knowledge to swap.
Don't have these?
Then come get seeds.
Seeds to sow.
Seeds to grow.
Seeds to harvest.
Seeds to save and share next year.
Activities for all ages
Music that will have your toes tapping

Special Speakers throughout the day
A gathering of garden friends old and new.



A community program hosted by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Non-profit
www.sbpermaculture.org <http://www.sbpermaculture.org/> 


Co-Sponsors: Island Seed & Feed, Botanical Interest Seeds, Santa Barbara
Seed Savers Guild,

Healing Grounds Biodynamic Nursery, & the Santa Barbara Farmers Market



Event Facebook page (English & Spanish):
More Info: Margie at sbpermaculture.org, (805) 962-2571



2017 Local Real Food Hero Award 

Once again we will be honoring a Local Food Hero at the Seed Swap.  This
year the award goes to Judy Sims, whose contribution to local food systems
is at the very beginning, with the child! An elementary school teacher who
taught for many years at Monte Vista school, Judy used her classroom to
teach kids about the environment through gardens. A longtime community
volunteer & activist, Judy has been a key participant in many local garden
organizations and projects.

Read More at https://www.facebook.com/groups/632203483488117/


All the details, how to support:

Volunteers: Jobs needed are to set up and take down, welcome participants,
give seed and plant advice in the "Seed Island";  help with Spanish
translations, keep the seed areas organized, help with children's
activities, and would love to have someone photograph the day. If you'd like
to help, please contact us by replying to this email.


Speakers: If you'd like to make a short 15 minute talk on a seed or plant
related topic we still have a few spots open. please contact us by replying
to this email.

Exhibitors: We will be offering exhibit table space for a small fee of $10,
for those with plant & seed related exhibits, please respond to this email
if interested. 

Please support:  Yes, we'd appreciate donations to help with this community
event, especially with the rental fee for the Faulkner Gallery ($400).  Even
local parks charge significantly large fees, plus liability insurance, so we
chose the library for this potentially rainy time of year.

To make a donation, make checks to SB Permaculture Network (note Seed Swap),
PO Box 92156, Santa Barbara, CA, 93190, or go online to pay by credit card
or PayPal: www.sbpermaculture.org <http://www.sbpermaculture.org/> ,
Donations large or small welcome!

Facebook: This year we'd really love to hear about a favorite seed you grew
out for the Seed Swap.  Are you planning on bringing or swapping an
especially interesting heirloom seed that has been in your family for years?
Please post on the Seed Swap facebook page:

Many thanks for being a part of this great community event, please share the
date with family, friends & neighbors -

In the cold soil, tiny seeds lay dormant, waiting for the time of rebirth,
when they began to unfold, push up and into the light, miraculously bringing
forth life.... 

Start plants from seeds.jpg


Santa Babara Permaculture Network Logo 
(805) 962-2571
P.O. Box 92156, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
margie at sbpermaculture.org
http://www.sbpermaculture.org <http://www.sbpermaculture.org/> 

P Please consider the environment before printing this email


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