It’s that time of the year to meet at the tiny Cannery Park for our bi-annual Seed Exchange. We will be meeting on Saturday, March 4th, 2 – 4 pm at: W California Ave and Pajaro Ave, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086. Look for people at a table with seed packets – it’s a very small park, you can’t miss us. Bring any seeds, scions, or starts you cherish and want to share, or just a good attitude and a desire to garden talk. It’s always good to meet and learn from fellow gardeners, so come along and join us! I will provide the usual: coin envelopes for seed sharing, pencils, snacks and drinks.
If anyone has 6 pack seedling containers, please consider bringing them along – we will use them for our annual plant sale at the city of Cupertino’s Earth Day event, that’s scheduled for April 22nd this year.
Lastly, for all the new gardeners: since this is the season of purchasing seeds for planting, if you are concerned about supporting or not supporting GMO related companies, read this article about Territorial, Johnny’s and others: http://www.nwedible.com/2012/12/a-brief-history-of-monsanto-and-seed-houses-who-got-screwed.html. I found it interesting to learn that as of June 2012, Johnny’s is an employee owned company! Some of the GMO free seed companies are at http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/the-10-best-seed-companies-for-heirloom-seeds
Hope to see you at the exchange!