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Northern Colorado Native Seed Swap + Giveaway
October 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
It’s time for the Annual Northern Colorado Native Seed Swap & Giveaway! This event is free and open to the public. You do not need to bring seeds to participate in the swap. In addition to free seeds, we will have a seed bomb creation station at this year as well. In celebration of Halloween, we encourage you to come in your favorite costume!
If you would like to donate native seeds, please put cleaned seeds in separate containers (a paper bag or envelope, or a glass jar; one species per container) and label each container with as much information as you can (the genus and species, common name(s), location collected (approximate elevation) and date/year collected.
If you would like to arrange a donation of seeds ahead of the event, if you have any questions about seed collection/the event or you would like to volunteer: please email email@example.com. We have opportunities to learn about seed collection and cleaning prior to the seed swap at our Pop-Up Native Seed Collection and Cleaning Events. You can get on the information list for these by emailing us as well.
This is a native (Colorado and regional) seed swap; please no vegetable, herb, or non-native annual/perennial seeds. Please, no mystery seeds. Always obtain permission to collect seeds from gardens and public landscapes prior to collection. Only collect species that you can positively identify, and never collect rare or protected species growing outside of your own garden. Remember to leave seeds as winter forage for birds and other wildlife. For tips on how to collect and clean native seeds, please read the article by Wild Ones Front Range Chapter board member Jan Midgley found in the September 2020 chapter newsletter. https://mailchi.mp/f66112d70f15/av6ir4xfe7
In the case of inclement weather, the rain date for this event is: November 12th.
This event is a collaboration between Wild Ones: Front Range Chapter, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, the Northern Colorado Chapter of the Colorado Native Plant Society, Nature in the City, the League of Women Voters and People and Pollinators Action Network. Many thanks to our generous hosts at Wolverine Farm!