2012 Seed Swap and All Species Ball

Posted Jan 30th, 2012 by Melissa Shaner  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


8th Annual Seed Swap Kicks Off the Gardening Season
Saturday, February 25 – Free and open to the public
at the Erie Street Market, followed by the All Species Ball

Toledo – Thousands of gardeners are expected at the 8th Annual Seed Swap, a gardeners pep rally to kick off the growing season. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn new skills and diversify their gardens by mingling with other gardeners and swapping favorite seeds and bulbs. The Seed Swap offers gardeners of all abilities exposure to new plants and helps preserve unique local and cultural strains, as many gardeners grow plants that are unique to their ethnicity or taste. There will also be activities for kids, workshops, music and more.

§ Workshops 10 am – 5 pm
§ Seed Swap noon – 3 pm
§ Free and open to the public
§ Bringing seeds to exchange is encouraged but not required
§ Erie Street Market, 237 S. Erie St., Toledo
§ For more information call (419) 260-4615
or email michael.szuberla@toledogarden.org

10 am – 11:30 Vegetable Gardening 101 Cindy Bench, Bench Farms
Gourds! Quarry Farm Gourds

12:45 – 1:45 The Seductive Lives of Plants Matt Ross, Owens Community College

2:30 – 3:30 Starting a Garden Based Businss Greg and Olivia Willerer,
Brother Nature Farms, Detroit
Seed Saving Mary Machon, BenSells

3:30 – 4:30 Raising Chickens Lindsay Graham

2012 All Species Ball

Saturday February 25, 2012
7 pm – 11 pm
Erie Street Market
(enter from Farmer’s Market side)

Advance tickets $10
At the door $15/person, $25/couple

Grazing – Cash Bar – Music with Deejays Jason Flynn as Nematoad, DJ Quake and APB

Explore your “wild side” at the annual All Species Ball! Come dressed as your favorite non-human species and help support a program that offers Toledo youth the opportunity to raise small livestock with Toledo GROWs.

To purchase tickets call 419.944.5748 or email courtney.toledogrows@gmail.com


Toledo GROWs (Gardens Revitalize Our World), Toledo Botanical Garden’s outreach program, educates people of all ages and ethnicities about how to grow fresh fruits, flowers and vegetables to improve their neighborhoods and build stronger communities. These grassroots efforts have lead to the creation of over 150 community gardens planted, tended, and cherished by neighborhood residents, churches, school groups and community centers.

Toledo Botanical Garden, a public/private partnership between the Metroparks of the Toledo Area and the Toledo Botanical Board, Inc. in collaboration with the City of Toledo, is open seven days a week during daylight hours with no admission fee, except during certain special events. The Garden is located at 5403 Elmer Dr., between Reynolds and Holland-Sylvania roads, just south of Central Avenue. Visitors may also enter from Bancroft Street although there is no vehicular access to the north side of the Garden from the Bancroft entrance.

an affliate of the Metroparks of Toledo

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