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November 29, 2023

The 2024 Anne Arundel County Master Gardener Seed Swap will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at the Annapolis Busch Library (1410 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401). This fun event is free, and open to the public.

It's a day when folks can come get free seeds, learn about how to start and grow seeds, ask gardening questions, and hear about lots of other interesting Master Gardener programs as well! Come with seeds to share or come without seeds! We will have goodie bags, door prizes, handouts, and more, plus take home the seeds of your choosing!

For more information about the Seed Swap Project please contact Sophie Sterling at (please put "Seed Swap" in the subject line).

The 2023 Seed Swap took place on Saturday, February 4th at the Annapolis Busch library. We had 175 participants (adults and kids), offered over 6,500 free packets of seeds, over 200 free gardening books, and gave away 12 terrific door prizes!

We had three excellent speakers— Master Gardener Petey Kitzmiller gave a talk on Seed Starting, Robert Cook (a Baltimore city Master Gardener who graciously traveled to us) gave a talk on Saving Seeds from Year to Year, and Elmer Dengle gave a talk on Winter Sowing.

The public received flyers about proper mulching, winter sowing, saving seeds, and got to hear about 12 other Master Gardener projects throughout the county. They were also given the Master Gardener Monthly Tips & Tasks Gardening Guide calendar, and had their pick of more than 230 free gardening magazines and catalogs.

We'd like to thank all those whose generous donation of seeds made the 2023 Seed Swap possible:
~Ace Hardware, Severna Park
~AA Co Farm, Lawn & Garden Center
~AA Co Master Gardeners
~American Meadows
~Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
~Bowens Farm Supply
~Clement Hardware
~Floret Flowers
~Homestead Gardens
~Prairie Moon Nursery
~Seed Savers Exchange
~Tractor Supply Company, Lothian
~True Leaf Market
~Turtle Tree Seed