Saturday January 27, 2018 -
Sunday January 28, 2018
Times: 3 - 5 pm
A weekend of events to learn, share, and swap seeds with other gardeners.
Saturday's focus will be on classes and workshops offered by the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Don't miss a tour of the Dixon National Tallgrass Prairie Seed Bank and a seed-themed book discussion.
Book Discussion - 3 p.m. in Regenstein Center
Read Janisse Ray’s The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food, and come to a free discussion. Preregistration required, regular parking fees apply.
Lecture: 'Planting Sacred Seeds in a Modern World' - 1:30 p.m. in the Alsdorf Auditorium
Keynote speaker Rowen White is the director and founder of Sierra Seeds, a member of the Mohawk community of the Akwesasne, and a passionate activist for seed and food sovereignty. Hear powerful and inspiring stories of the rematriation of traditional seeds with indigenous communities as she shares the beautiful seed legacy of the indigenous people of this land. Discover how you can also connect with the seed legacy of your own ancestry. Lecture is free; regular parking fees apply; preregistration required.
Seed Swap - 3 -5 p.m. in Burnstein Hall and Kregbiel Gallery
Gardeners are invited to bring saved or leftover vegetable, flower, and herb seed packets to share and swap with other gardeners. Beginners are welcome to participate, even without seeds. Experienced seed savers will enjoy swapping with others at the Connoisseur’s Corner. Talk to experts all about tomatoes, starting seeds indoors, seed saving, seed germination testing, and more. Find out about Seed Savers Exchange and their work to conserve and promote America’s garden and food crop heritage.
Check out our Seed Library at the Lenhardt Library. Visit the Seed Swap’s Garden Shop booth to purchase seed-starting supplies, seeds, books, and more. Bring the kids! Drop-in activities feature a seed sandbox, making a seed necklace, plus taking home some sunflower seeds to plant in your summer garden (while supplies last). Seed Swap is free; regular parking fees apply.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
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