Hello, my name is Michael Schaefer and I am the Adult Services Provider at the Carpenter branch of St. Louis Public Library (3309 S. Grand Blvd).
I am organizing a Fall Seed Exchange at the Carpenter branch library on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 2pm to 4pm.
Whether you have saved heirloom seeds from your summer’s harvest, or if you won’t be using all the seeds you have purchased from your favorite seed catalog, St. Louis Public Library is providing you the opportunity to swap your excess with other patrons. Come barter seeds with other neighborhood gardeners to save money and diversify next season’s harvest!
This event will start with a presentation by Laura Walther Schaefer, who will speak on how and when to collect seeds, what can and cannot be collected, how to save and prepare seeds for storage, and the longevity of seed viability. Laura teaches Biology and Botany at Southwestern Illinois College. She spent 10 years working at the Missouri Botanical Garden in environmental education, has performed field botany research, and is an avid gardener and garden blogger. You can see her work at http://chlorofiendandpistillate.blogspot.com/
The library will be providing free seed envelopes to facilitate your trades.
For more information, feel free to contact me: 772-6586
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