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Looking for a seed swap

Looking for a seed swap
Posted by Ber from VT on 2002-03-27 11:48:52

Hello everyone,

We got a call this week from a gardener seeking a seed swap that doesn't require owning a computer. Does anyone know of magazines, or groups that offer a print publication that offers a swap that she could participate in?

Thanks for your help!

Ber
  • Seed exchange
    Posted by Newt from Maryland zone 7 on 2002-04-04 19:49:12

    Quoting Ber: ------------
    -Hello everyone,

    -We got a call this week from a gardener seeking a seed swap that doesn't require owning a computer. Does anyone know of magazines, or groups that offer a print publication that offers a swap that she could participate in?

    -Thanks for your help!

    -Ber

    Many gardening magazines have seed exchanges listed in the back of the magazine. Organic Gardening is one I can think of. There's an organization called Seed Savers Exchange that publishes a catalog. They are at 3076 North Winn Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101 Phone: 563-382-5872 for a free catalog.

    Since you have a computer you might want to go to their web site and take a look around.

    Newt

    Seed Savers Exchange

    • seed exchange
      Posted by Janet from VA on 2007-06-10 04:36:00

      I was just wondering if there is a seed exchange whereas just gardners themselves can exchange seeds without going through a catalog. I think it would be great if we could just exchange among ourselves. Let me hear from anybody who is interested.
      Also, does anyone know of any gardening crafts that I could do.
    • Thanks and an FYI
      Posted by Ber (barbarar@garden.com) from VT on 2002-04-10 11:09:47

      Quoting Newt: ------------

      -Many gardening magazines have seed exchanges listed in the back of the magazine. Organic Gardening is one I can think of. There's an organization called Seed Savers Exchange that publishes a catalog. They are at 3076 North Winn Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101 Phone: 563-382-5872 for a free catalog.

      -Newt

      Hi Newt,

      Thanks for the lead to SSE -- I'll send some info to our seed swap seeker.

      Just an FYI -- I checked the most recent issues of Organic Gardening for a Seed Swap and they don't run them anymore. I think, like the now defunct National Gardening Magazine, they opted to phase out the swap and devote the expensive magazine pages to stories and advertising...a sign of the times, unfortunately. I just donated a lot of my OG mags from the mid-90s to the library, and they still had the swap then.

      --thanks again! Ber
      • Seed swap - another place to try
        Posted by Newt from Maryand zone 7 on 2002-04-12 16:56:59

        Quoting Ber: ------------
        -Quoting Newt: ------------

        -Many gardening magazines have seed exchanges listed in the back of the magazine. Organic Gardening is one I can think of. There's an organization called Seed Savers Exchange that publishes a catalog. They are at 3076 North Winn Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101 Phone: 563-382-5872 for a free catalog.

        -Newt

        -Hi Newt,

        -Thanks for the lead to SSE -- I'll send some info to our seed swap seeker.

        -Just an FYI -- I checked the most recent issues of Organic Gardening for a Seed Swap and they don't run them anymore. I think, like the now defunct National Gardening Magazine, they opted to phase out the swap and devote the expensive magazine pages to stories and advertising...a sign of the times, unfortunately. I just donated a lot of my OG mags from the mid-90s to the library, and they still had the swap then.

        --thanks again! Ber

        I didn't know that! Thanks so much. I have heard that since Mike left OG that it just isn't the same. I also just thought of 'Mother Earth News'.

        Another place you could post this is a
        WONDERFUL site called The Garden Web. They have a 'Seed Exchange' and they might be able to give you ideas. Here's their main forums page.

        Newt

        The Garden Web Forums

        • FYI: Seed Swap at
          Posted by David H from WA on 2002-04-14 17:18:08

          www.organicgardening.com

          Quoting Newt: ------------
          -Quoting Ber: ------------
          -Quoting Newt: ------------

          -Many gardening magazines have seed exchanges listed in the back of the magazine. Organic Gardening is one I can think of. There's an organization called Seed Savers Exchange that publishes a catalog. They are at 3076 North Winn Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101 Phone: 563-382-5872 for a free catalog.

          -Newt

          -Hi Newt,

          -Thanks for the lead to SSE -- I'll send some info to our seed swap seeker.

          -Just an FYI -- I checked the most recent issues of Organic Gardening for a Seed Swap and they don't run them anymore. I think, like the now defunct National Gardening Magazine, they opted to phase out the swap and devote the expensive magazine pages to stories and advertising...a sign of the times, unfortunately. I just donated a lot of my OG mags from the mid-90s to the library, and they still had the swap then.

          --thanks again! Ber

          -I didn't know that! Thanks so much. I have heard that since Mike left OG that it just isn't the same. I also just thought of 'Mother Earth News'.

          -Another place you could post this is a
          -WONDERFUL site called The Garden Web. They have a 'Seed Exchange' and they might be able to give you ideas. Here's their main forums page.

          -Newt
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