On Saturday Feb 3, HarvestShare hosted its first formal seed giveaway, complete with demonstration tables focused on plant starting techniques. What a success we had! The 68 enthusiastic participants ranged in experience from novice to master gardener and represented over 26 zip codes in the county. Gardeners learned about starting seedlings indoors from seed as well as gained knowledge about other methods of propagation like cloning, plant cuttings and slips. Even the most experienced food gardeners gleaned new gardening information. Few knew about the science behind winter sowing but our demonstration table volunteer simplified the process and  helped those interested set up systems using  repurposed plastic milk jugs. This gathering of gardeners also enjoyed talking “shop” with other food growing enthusiasts. It was a great way to jump start Spring gardening ambitions. We hope to expand our offering next year by making it a seed exchange and adding even more demonstration tables. Happy gardening!

A HUGE thank you to our seed company sponsors. Please support them through your purchases:

 Renee’s Garden, True Leaf Market, Baker Creek, Hart Seeds, Seeds of India, Eden Brothers, Burpee Seeds and Plants, Territorial Seed Company, MI Gardener, Johnny’s  Selected Seeds, Seed Savers Exchange, Botanical Intreests, American Meadows, Ferry- Morse, Fruition Seeds, Fedco Seeds, Peaceful Valley Farms

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