While the event took root primarily as a community seed swap, it has grown to be so much more as it marks 10 years of exchanging valuable local information for a successful harvest as well.
The SLV Seed Exchange is going back to its roots!
The public is invited to the 10th Annual San Luis Valley Seed Exchange According to their website, this annual even connects gardeners, seed producers and the community over agricultural education and exchange. You’ll meet wonderful people, make valuable connections, and create relationships with like-minded and common goal-oriented people.
Over the years, it has grown into an event dedicated to promoting sustainability in the San Luis Valley. There will be discussions on a wide range of issues, including water, community gardens, biomass, seed saving libraries, and more.
There will be a community seed swap table in addition to a variety of community-involved vendors. Vendors will bring educational materials, demonstrations, local handmade products, healthy food, and more. The event will also feature a full day of speakers, discussing topics such as the aquifer & closed basin project, pollinator gardens, the hemp biomass bridge, seed libraries, community gardens, high altitude gardening, and more. Each talk will be followed by a community discussion.
The San Luis Valley Seed Exchange is free to the public. However, donations will be accepted at the event. All of the proceeds will be donated to local organizations focused on youth garden education in the San Luis Valley.
This year’s event is fully focused on vegetable farming and permaculture. Though, because they overlap, discussions will also touch upon the efforts of hemp farmers and entrepreneurs into the overall discussion of sustainability in the valley.