Fall is in the air and that means it’s SEED SHARE season!
Read on for more important information about this FREE event.
November 5, 2023, 3PM – 5PM
Grace & St. Stephens Church, 631 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs
*Please use the Monument Street Entrance*
No matter your gardening experience, you’ll find something of interest at the Native Plant Seed Swap & Giveaway. We’ll have a variety of Pikes Peak regional seeds including annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees and grasses ranging from easy-to-difficult to propagate. One plant can produce hundreds of seeds so there is always plenty to share.
Share Native Seed
Harvest your Pikes Peak regionally native seed and bring it to the swap—provide it to volunteers at check in to be catalogued and stocked in display. (Note that this seed share is focusing on a smaller geographical source of native seed than other Front Range seed swap events.) Native plants evolved in the area along with the insects and other wildlife that rely on them. If in doubt, ask Peggy whether you have a native.
IMPORTANT: To ensure your harvest is added to the available inventory, package seeds by species, (jars are preferable for larger quantities, coin envelopes are good for single servings) and label as follows:
• Latin Name
• Common Name
• Elevation & City or County Collected
• Collection Year
• Your First Initial and Last Name.
Please collect responsibly. Obtain permission from land owner/steward where seeds are located. If source plants show evidence disease or bug infestation, please do not share the seed. Also, no seeds treated with pesticides, nor noxious weeds (some are quite pretty and can be confused).
Share your experience, help others learn. Newbies are welcome, we’ll have experts onsite to help with the tough questions.
Check back October 20th for volunteer sign-up.
Find seeds of native plants to add to your garden—for free! Read propagation tips here, with more available at the swap. Feel free to bring your own clean containers if you want to make your own seed mix.
Having trouble explaining your enthusiasm for native plants to friends and neighbors? Ask them to join you on this outing and they’ll see you’re not alone…it’s infectious.
Financial donations made today will be pooled to cover event costs and fund the organizing partners’ missions. Donate HERE.