Date(s) – Mar 02 2019 until Mar 02 2019
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
While winter winds continue in the new year, spring is just around the corner! Chieftains is proud to partner with Berry College to host the Sixth Annual Floyd County Seed Swap in conjunction with a Family Free Day at the museum on Saturday, March 2nd. Dr. Brian Campbell will speak about seed saving from 11:00-11:45am followed by the seed swap from 12:15-2:00pm.
The Seed Swap is an informal event co-sponsored by the museum along with the Berry College Environmental Studies Program, Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, Action Ministries Rome, the Rome Federated Garden Club, and Rome Master Gardeners. 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.
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. More information about what time the seed swap is happening will be announced as the event approaches.
For more information on the Seed Swap/Free Day and other upcoming events, contact the museum at (706) 291-9494.