SB Permaculture Network Seed Swap
January 31 - February 28
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network adapts to the realities of COVID 19 by sponsoring the 13th Annual Community Seed Swap online for 2021!
The Seed Swap is a local community event attended by hundreds of attendees every year, that was originally inspired by the International Seed Swap Day that takes place around the world on the last Sunday in January.
Although we can’t gather for the fun event in person, we will host a month long virtual experience starting on January 31, that will feature interesting seed saving projects, some of our favorite speakers & exhibitors from past events, a community seed grow out project, and suggestions on how to share seeds in your own neighborhoods. It will be interactive, and all are encouraged to participate! All activities will take place on the SB Annual Community Seed Swap facebook page..
In times of peril we think of planning our gardens for abundance & sharing. Our first community seed grow out project will feature the amazingly productive “Potimarron” Squash, that is easily grown, compact in size, and can be stored up to 12 months — making it excellent for home & feeding families, but also sharing with foodbanks & soup kitchens.
Once again we honor a Local Food Hero, this year the award goes to the Santa Barbara Farmers Market and the exemplary growers who have kept their community fed & nourished with the highest quality produce and food for many decades, including this year when the COVID pandemic made locally grown food more important than ever. We deeply thank and honor them for their stewardship of the land and commitment to providing a healthy and viable foodshed for the Santa Barbara community.