Fifth Annual Floyd County Seed Swap

Date(s) – Feb 10 2018
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

We are pleased to host the Fifth Annual Floyd County Seed Swap at the museum on Saturday, February 10th.

The Seed Swap is an informal event co-sponsored 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.

The program will begin with a presentation from 11am-12pm on how to properly save seeds by Dr. Brian Campbell, Director of the Berry College Environmental Studies Program. After the presentation, garden enthusiasts can share or trade seeds, cuttings, bulbs, and plants with other members of the community at the museum until 2pm.

For those interested in seeing what the Seed Swap is 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.