January Program: Annual Native Seed Exchange
Innis House (Inniswoods Metro Park) , 940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville, OH Map
Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Seed/Plant Swap Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains
Save the date! Join us for our annual native seed swap. Free and open to the public. We'll also demo winter sowing techniques using milk jugs as well as other ways to grow native plants from seed.
Please bring native plant seeds to swap and label them with the Latin name and common name to pass along. The seeds don’t need to be removed from the seed head if you aren’t sure how to do it but don’t leave much stem on the seed heads. If you don’t have any seeds to bring, no worries. If you are new to native plants or didn't have time to collect seeds, there are ALWAYS plenty from those that do bring them! We love to see "newbies" at our seed exchange! Also remember to bring something to put seeds in such as envelopes, paper bags or containers.
Member, Mary May, has been winter sowing native seeds with success and will be displaying examples of ways she sows seeds in the winter along with the tools/accessories she uses. Mary and our President, Holly Latteman, will be sharing tips and tricks and answering questions.
Below are containers Mary recommends for winter sowing:
Easiest to work with: Semi-opaque HDPE gallon or half gallon milk or water jugs. This plastic is easy to work.
Next best: Clear PETE containers (cake covers, rectangular salad containers, water jugs, 2 liter soda bottles, juice containers.)
Other: Protein powder jugs, large yogurt containers, deli containers.
If you have or will have any of these containers but don't need them for yourself, please bring all that you can to the seed exchange for those attendees that do want the above-listed containers for winter sowing.
***Also, if you have them, please bring wax covered cardboard 1/2 gallon milk/juice containers which other members can reuse for winter sowing.