Category Archives: Plants/seeds

RSVP NOW for the 13th Annual Spring Stuff Swap!

stuff swapRSVP NOW for the 13th Annual Spring Stuff Swap coming up April 14th 2018!  Combine spring cleaning, sustainability, philanthropy, treasure hunting, and free frugal fun with like-minded friends! Your home will be less cluttered, your in-good-condition stuff will be loved by someone else, you’ll find new-to-you items you CAN use…plus, all remainders are given away to a local charity that GIVES them away, not sells them! Be a part of the saving$, recycling, treasure hunting, philanthropy, and good karma flowing around:) If you’ve never been to a free gift or stuff swap, see one in action here.

Due to space constraints YOU MUST GET ON THE GUEST LIST TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE AT THIS SWAP (swap RSVP email below in blue), and read and agree to the swap guidelines below so everyone knows what to expect and can have fun.

Kind and courteous women, men, and teens are invited.  Please leave babies, toddlers animals, and grade school children safely at home with Continue reading

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NEW! Seed Swap, The Dalles Oregon, February 17th

1st annual Seed Exchange, Open to everyone, in The Dalles Oregon!

When: Saturday February 17th, 1pm-4pm

Where: The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library, 722 Court St. The Dalles, Oregon 97058

Join us for the 1st Annual Wasco County Seed Exchange! Come by to pick up seeds for your 2018 garden, and bring any seeds you have saved from last year (don’t worry if you don’t have any!). Get local gardening tips from Master Gardeners – and share any you might have with us 🙂  For more information, check out our facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/163993484385441/?active_tab=about

Hosted by The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library and the Wasco County Master Gardeners. We can’t wait to see you there!

First Ever Sandy Library Free Seed Swap a Success!

20180127_114855We had 93 people come enjoy our very first seed swap in Sandy January 27th 2018. It was a huge success.  The pre-planning meeting I had with the volunteers the week before made the set-up on the day of the event run smoothly.  I was very proud of the way the gardening experts helped the new gardeners with their questions. I watched throughout the event as people would take the time to tidy up the seed packets to make everything look nice and make it easy for people to find what they were looking for.

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Heirloom Seed Swap, Sandy Oregon, January 27th

The Sandy Seed Library, partnering with AntFarm, will host their first ever SEED SWAP  to provide the opportunity to exchange non-GMO, non-hybrid heritage varieties of vegetable and flower seeds.

Sandy’s very first Seed Swap is Saturday January 27th, from 11am to 2pm at the AntFarm Cafe–  39140 Proctor Blvd, Sandy, OR. This will be in the back conference room.
You are welcome to come anytime within the 3-hour period.  Here is how it will work:
1. You will sign in at the Welcome table at the entrance to the back room.
2. You can distribute any seed that you are contributing to the swap.  Look around the room to find the signs for the type of seed you are bringing. Please be sure that your donations are very well marked and have all the information that people will need in order to grow your seeds; including notations as to if the seed is hybrid, GMO, organic, open-pollinated, etc.
3. In the middle of the room will be a table of supplies (pens and empty seed packets).
4. You will “shop” for seeds.  We recommend taking 2-3 seeds for each plant that you intend to grow this season.
5. You will package your chosen seeds and mark your seed packets with the information you need to grow your plants. There will be yellow dot stickers that you can add to your package to indicate if your seed is hybrid.  Remember that hybrids will not remain true to the parent, so you will not want to save any seed from your hybrid plants for next season.
We will have several volunteers on hand if you have any questions, including some Master Gardeners.
We encourage you to chat with other gardeners and compare growing tips. Stephanie Stuart, from the Oregon Food Bank, will be handing out recipes and samples of a veggie quiche.  You can enjoy music by Sharon Sandgren & Friends, and purchase treats from the AntFarm Cafe.   Most importantly — HAVE FUN!!

Seedy Saturday is an heirloom seed exchange held the last Saturday in January.
For more information, contact Susie Jenkins of the Sandy Library at 503-668-5537 or sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us

January 2018 Free Swaps

Happy New Year!!!  These are the free swaps we know about so far for January 2018.  Please let me know if you have any additions and/or changes.

01/06/18  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is an All Size Women’s swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles small, medium, large, plus, and accessories. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

01//06/18 Community Potluck/Brunch at Yonder House in NE Portland, (usually first and third Saturdays) starting at 11:00am. Bring food to share, eat, enjoy yourself, and meet like-minded kind people!  Contact Bert Fitzgerald 574-213-5468 for more information. Check out the Yonder House facebook page at facebook/yonderhouseon15th for details.

01/07/18 Family Clothing and Footwear Swap (N Portland), Quarterly on a Sunday, 2-4pm at the Kenton Church 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217, in the basement. Everyone is welcome. All sizes of Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s clothing will be exchanged. No donation is required in order to receive clothing. Frequently asked questions about this swap http://freeclothingexchange.org/faq  This quarterly swap usually takes place March, June, September, January. Contact Ginny for more information at pdxfreeclothingexchange@gmail.com

01/13/18 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Continue reading

Spring Stuff Swap, NE Portland, April 8th

There’s still time to RSVP for the Annual Spring Stuff Swap on April 8th!  Combine spring cleaning, sustainability, philanthropy, and free frugal fun with like-minded neighbors!  Your home will be less cluttered, your in-good-condition stuff will be loved by someone else, you’ll find new-to-you items you CAN use…plus, all remainders are given away to a local charity that GIVES them away, not sells them! Be a part of the saving$, recycling, philanthropy, and good karma flowing around:) If you’ve never been to a gift or stuff swap, see one in action here.

Due to space constraints YOU MUST GET ON THE GUEST LIST TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE AT THIS SWAP (swap RSVP email below), and read and agree to the swap guidelines below so everyone knows what to expect and can have fun.

Kind and courteous women, men, and teens are invited.  Please leave babies, toddlers and grade school children safely at home with a sitter.

When: Saturday April 8th, 2017   2pm (arrive between 1:30 and 1:50 to get a parking spot, and to set your stuff out before the swap begins.)

Where: Evergreen Community Church (formerly Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst)  in the gym, 935 N.E. 33rd Continue reading

Reserve Your Space at the April 8th Spring Stuff Swap in NE Portland!

Time to RSVP for the Annual Spring Stuff Swap – Combine spring cleaning, sustainability, philanthropy, and free frugal fun with like-minded neighbors!  Your home will be less cluttered, your in-good-condition stuff will be loved by someone else, you’ll find new-to-you items you CAN use…plus, all remainders are given away to a local charity that GIVES them away, not sells them! Be a part of the saving$, recycling, philanthropy, and good karma flowing around:) If you’ve never been to a gift or stuff swap, see one in action here.

Due to space constraints YOU MUST GET ON THE GUEST LIST TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE AT THIS SWAP (swap RSVP email below), and read and agree to the swap guidelines below so everyone knows what to expect and can have fun.

Kind and courteous women, men, and teens are invited.  Please leave babies, toddlers and grade school children safely at Continue reading