The 8th annual Santa Barbara Seed Swap went off without a hitch yesterday, despite the crazy weather. Young and old gathered in the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Public Library for another wonderful community event.
Seed companies such as Renee’s Garden Seeds and Botanical Interests, as well as local favorite Island Seed and Feed, donated a large amount of seed packets to add to the already plentiful amount provided by the attendees.
Not only were incredible seed varieties available, there was also an abundance of information to be shared. Knowledgeable people from the community such as Cerena Childress, Oscar Carmona, Wesley Roe, and many others, were available to answer questions and give short talks on what they are passionate about.
Children’s activities were running all day in one of the wings of the gallery. Sponsored by Trinity Gardens, kids were able to explore the world of seeds and participate in making seed packets, matching seeds to plants, reading books about seeds, and learning how to save seeds from their own gardens.
It was a wonderful day, and I encourage anyone who hasn’t attended this event to do so next year.
For more information, check out the Facebook group – Santa Barbara Seed Swap