Date(s) – Mar 07 2020
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
While winter winds continue in the new year, spring is just around the corner!
Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is pleased to host the Seventh Annual Floyd County Seed Swap in conjunction with a Family Free Day at the museum on Saturday, March 7th.
The Seed Swap is an informal event co-sponsored by the museum along with the Berry College Department of Environmental Science and Studies, Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, Davies Homeless Shelters, the Rome Federated Garden Clubs, and Floyd County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers. The purpose of the Seed Swap is to encourage the production and protection of heirloom seeds and plant varieties that are at risk of being lost in order to provide a sustainable and diverse landscape in our community. Seed saving was particularly important to Cherokees like Major Ridge in order to sustain his family through the winter months and provide crops for the spring and summer.
The program will begin with a presentation from 11:15am-12:00pm on seed saving basics by Dr. Brian Campbell, Chair of the Berry College Department of Environmental Science and Studies. After the presentation, garden enthusiasts can share or trade seeds, cuttings, bulbs, and plants with other members of the community at the museum from 12:15-2:00pm. You are not required to have seeds or plants to attend.
For those interested in seeing what the Seed Swap and the museum are all about, the museum is offering free admission for the entire day.
For more information on the Seed Swap/Free Day and other upcoming events, contact the museum at (706) 291-9494.