The Salt Lake County Seed Swap will be holding a workshop on seed starting on Feb. 28, 2013.
The group is dedicated to creating an educational environment for new gardeners and to giving more experienced gardeners an opportunity to share seeds and increase the biodiversity of the plants that are adapted for growing specifically in Salt Lake County.
“Seed starting is a whole different ball game from gardening,” says Tessa Zundel, founder of the group. “It’s really not complicated. You just have to have it set up correctly.”
The workshop is free and will provide hands on experience in seed starting.
Participants are welcome to bring seeds to swap with others. Seed swapping allows gardeners to exchange seeds that they have saved or seeds from commercial packets that are labeled heirloom or open pollinated.
Salt Lake County Seed Swap also has a seed bank that members can borrow seeds from.
“You’re not at the mercy of seed houses and what they have available,” says Zundel.