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Rock Eagle community seed swap set for March 17

By for CAES News

Gardeners in search of new vegetable and flower varieties to test this spring or those with a surplus of seeds should consider attending Rock Eagle 4-H Center’s annual seed swap.

The Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia, will host this year’s seed swap on Saturday, March 17, as part of the Saturday @ the Rock event series.

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for check-in and seed drop-off. At 10 a.m., a local beekeeper will speak about the importance of pollinators and the basics of backyard beekeeping. Following the presentation, the seed swap will begin.

The swap is a great opportunity for growers to trade seeds in for something new and to network with other gardeners from around the area.

Growers with nothing to swap are also welcome. All garden newbies, seasoned green thumbs and anyone with an interest in exploring the world of seed-saving and swapping may stop by, enjoy the speakers and learn something new.

All commercially grown or home-produced seeds, plants, seedlings and cuttings will be accepted, but potentially invasive species are not allowed in the seed swap. Guests should label and package their seeds ahead of time, but the 4-H center staff will have envelopes and labeling materials at the swap.

Attendees should preregister online or by phone before Friday, March 16. Light refreshments will be served.

To reserve a space or for other information, contact Jessica Torhan at 706-484-4838 or by email at jtorhan1@uga.edu. To preregister online, head to ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2cw5Kj7dNW22789.

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