83 years

"WE ARE A CGCI BLUE RIBBON CLUB"

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Click here to see the 2017 Flower Show Schedule

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Seed ExchangeSeed Exchange

Backyard Seed Exchange
The seed exchange has been created to provide the trade of seeds between Garden Club Members. You share and swap seeds with other gardeners. Bring seeds collected from your garden and swap at the monthly club meeting. This will give you an opportunity to try growing a wide variety of new and heirloom plants.

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How the Program Works What is a Seed Swap?
A seed swap is exactly what it sounds like— swapping out seeds with fellow gardeners. Seed exchanges allow gardeners to share seeds from their own gardens and swap with others.

How to Participate in Seed Swap
Bring the seeds you collected to each club meeting. Choose from the list of seeds that will be available.

What are the benefits of starting a seed Swap?
Preventing the loss of genetic diversity and the disappearance of local seed varieties
Generating seeds that are adapted to the soil and climate of our region
An opportunity to try growing a wide variety of new and heirloom plants.

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STEP BY STEP GUIDE HOW TO HARVEST AND STORE SEEDS

Step 1 OBSERVE  location, bloom time, seed ripening dates, and mark plants while they are still identifiable.

Step 2 HARVEST   seed when mature – at full size and beginning to ripen in color.

Step 3 ALLOW   seed to dry in a cool, dark, and dry location.

Step 4 CLEAN   seed by separating it from chaff or fleshy fruits.

Step 5 STORE  the seed in breathable containers like paper bags or envelopes in a cool, dark, dry environment.

Step 6 LABEL   seeds with the name of the plant species, the date of harvest, and the location of harvest.

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