Date/dates: 29/01/2017
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Santa Barbara Annual Community Seed Swap

9th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap
Sunday, January 29, 2017
11-3pm, Free – Rain or Shine!

Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery

A celebration to bring seeds & people together
Join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network as it hosts the 2017 9th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap on Sunday, January 29, from 11am-3pm, at the downtown Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St.
More than 400 people attended last year, sharing seeds and knowledge with other backyard gardeners, plant lovers, beekeepers and farmers. Come be a part of this seed saving movement, making sure that locally adapted varieties of seed & plants are passed on to future generations. Special speakers, children activities & live music!

Local groups will table, including the Santa Barbara Seed Saving Guild who will share valuable seed saving techniques and encourage local gardeners to grow out and harvest some of their best seeds for future gardens and seed swaps, making us a truly food secure community. Seed saving is a fun and easy way to connect to the circle of life.

Bring seeds, plants, cuttings, and garden knowledge to swap.
Don’t have these?
Then come get seeds.
Seeds to sow.
Seeds to grow.
Seeds to harvest.
Seeds to save and share next year.
Activities for all ages
Music that will have your toes tapping
Special Speakers throughout the day
A gathering of garden friends old and new.

A community program hosted by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Non-profit
Co-Sponsors: Island Seed & Feed, Botanical Interest Seeds, Santa Barbara Seed Savers Guild,
Healing Grounds Biodynamic Nursery, & the Santa Barbara Farmers Market

Event Facebook page (English & Spanish):
More Info:, (805) 962-2571

2017 Local Real Food Hero Award
Once again we will be honoring a Local Food Hero at the Seed Swap. This year the award goes to Judy Sims, whose contribution to local food systems is at the very beginning, with the child! An elementary school teacher who taught for many years at Monte Vista school, Judy used her classroom to teach kids about the environment through gardens. A longtime community volunteer & activist, Judy has been a key participant in many local garden organizations and projects.

All the details, how to support:
Volunteers: Jobs needed are to set up and take down, welcome participants, give seed and plant advice in the “Seed Island”; help with Spanish translations, keep the seed areas organized, help with children’s activities, and would love to have someone photograph the day. If you’d like to help, please contact us by replying to this email.
Speakers: If you’d like to make a short 15 minute talk on a seed or plant related topic we still have a few spots open. please contact us by replying to this email.
Exhibitors: We will be offering exhibit table space for a small fee of $10, for those with plant & seed related exhibits, please respond to this email if interested.
Please support: Yes, we’d appreciate donations to help with this community event, especially with the rental fee for the Faulkner Gallery ($400). Even local parks charge significantly large fees, plus liability insurance, so we chose the library for this potentially rainy time of year.
To make a donation, make checks to SB Permaculture Network (note Seed Swap), PO Box 92156, Santa Barbara, CA, 93190, or go online to pay by credit card or PayPal:, Donations large or small welcome!
Facebook: This year we’d really love to hear about a favorite seed you grew out for the Seed Swap. Are you planning on bringing or swapping an especially interesting heirloom seed that has been in your family for years? Please post on the Seed Swap facebook page:
Many thanks for being a part of this great community event, please share the date with family, friends & neighbors –
In the cold soil, tiny seeds lay dormant, waiting for the time of rebirth, when they began to unfold, push up and into the light, miraculously bringing forth life….

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Santa Barbara Public Downtown Library
0 E. Anapamu St, - Santa Barbara
CA - United States
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