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Washington Gardener Seed Exchange 2009
The Fourth Annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange, hosted by Washington Gardener Magazine, took place on January 31, 2009 at the Brookside Gardens visitor center in Wheaton, MD. Seed Exchange attendees traded seeds, exchanged planting tips, heard expert speakers, and collected goody bags full of gardening treats.
The event also included such green features as the garden book and catalog swap. Participants were encouraged to bring their gently used garden books and mailorder garden catalogs to trade with each other. Any leftover publications at the end of the swap were donated to the National Agriculture Library in Beltsville, MD.
The first annual Washington Seed Exchange was held on January 26, 2006. After that events success, seed swaps in other cities across the nation have joined in celebrating National Seed Swap Day each year on the last Saturday in January.
The Fifth Annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange, hosted by Washington Gardener Magazine, will be on January 30, 2010 at the Brookside Gardens visitor center in Wheaton, MD
Subscribers to Washington Gardener Magazine receive a $5 discount off the $15 admission to the Washington Gardener Seed Exchange. The event is limited to 125 attendees and usually sells out. Attendees are encouraged to send in their registrations in advance. Registration for the next event will be sent out and posted here in December 2009.
A big THANK YOU to all our of event sponsors!
Urban Gardening Talk Series 2009
Presented by the Historical Society of Washington (HSW), DC Urban Gardeners, and Washington Gardener Magazine.
The monthly talk timing is 1-2:30 except where noted with a *.
They are FREE and open to the general public.
January ~ none
Rooting DC Urban Gardening Forum
Urban Tree Care and Tree Giveaway Program by Jim Woodworth, Casey Trees
The Best Vegetables to Grow in DC by Cindy Brown, Green Spring Gardens
Landscaping with Natives by Cheval Force Opp, Garden Tours
Growing the Perfect Tomato by Elizabeth Olson, Maryland Certified Professional Horticulturist
Rain Barrels and Water Management by Barry Chenkin, Aquabarrels
Canning Your Harvest Bounty by Liz Falk, 7th Street Gardens
Raising Winter Greens by Brett Grohsgal, Even Star Organic Farm CSA (*2:30-4)
Building a School Garden by Grace Manubay, DC Schoolyard Greening
November 7 (Note change in date from earlier announcement!)
Putting Your Garden to Bed for Winter by Kathy Jentz, Washington Gardener Magazine