Visitors to Nehalem’s White Clover Grange will discover more seeds than ever this Sunday, March 4, when the Give Seeds a Chance seed exchange returns for its fifth year.
Guests will be able to pick up herb, vegetable, flower and native plant seeds and related information, all free of charge. Those who have commercially packaged seeds to share are invited to bring them along in small envelopes or zip-sealed baggies marked with as much information as possible, such as plant, variety, area grown and production qualities.
Gardeners are also encouraged to commit to saving seeds from their favorite flowers and vegetables for next year’s exchange. A sign-up sheet will be available, and people can also email their commitment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aside from the seed exchange, the event will feature several activities and vendors. Jim Fanjoy will be sharing his knowledge of bees from 1 to 3 pm, while Arla Ayres from Tillamook County Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to make seed tape for those tiny, hard-to-plant seeds from 1 to 4 pm.
Kids can try their hand at planting radishes and lettuces to take home, with guidance from Marlene Weissbach from the Nehalem Bay Garden Club, and Abigail Waldron will be face painting by donation.
A mini local farm market will feature meats from Lance’s Farm Vittles alongside produce from Moon River Farms and kimchi from Neahkahnie Gardens.
Dave Rockey, “The Sharpenator,” will be on hand to sharpen tools until at least until 3 pm
Give Seeds a Chance will run from 1 to 4 pm at White Clover Grange, 36585 Hwy. 53 about two miles from Highway 101 near Mohler.
For more information about the event, call 503-368-6874.