Local seed resources and education

Published: 03/10/2022 14:15:44

Northampton Grow Food Seed Swap: March 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Winter Market of the Northampton Senior Center. All donated seeds, plus extras provided by Grow Food, will be available for pick-up and free of charge. If you would like to donate seeds to the exchange, stop by the Contactless Seed Drop off on the first floor of the Arts and Industries building at 221 Pine St. in Florence; or drop off the seeds at the Winter Farmers Market before March 19, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please ensure that all home-harvested seeds are in labeled envelopes, with the plant name and variety clearly written and no more than 2 years old. .

413 free seeds: Seeds will be available from the Forbes Library starting mid-March. 413 Free Seeds also provides information on growing and saving seeds. For more information, contact Cara Iacoponi at [email protected]

UMass Seed Library: The Mass Aggie Seed Library, housed in the Science and Engineering Library, is open to the public on a self-service basis from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and features locally grown seeds. More information at guides.library.umass.edu/seedlibrary.

Buffalo and Robin: Not a seed exchange, but Ox and Robin is a local heirloom seed company in Montague that grows, breeds and sells vegetable and herb seed varieties that thrive in the New England climate; www.oxandrobin.com.

Seed savers exchange: Not local per se, but the Seed Savers Exchange is an online network of gardeners across the country who save and exchange heirloom seeds to preserve plant and crop biodiversity in the United States; www.seedsavers.org.

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