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                                Darien Payne discusses various seeds with a participant in the seventh annual Snoqualmie Valley Seed Exchange.

Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo Darien Payne discusses various seeds with a participant in the seventh annual Snoqualmie Valley Seed Exchange.

Eighth annual seed exchange is Feb. 10 at Cedarcrest High School

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 3:49pm
  • Life

The eighth annual Snoqualmie Valley Seed Exchange runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10 at Cedarcrest High School, 29000 NE 150th Street, Duvall.

This free community event, for all ages, includes gardening talks, demonstrations and live performances. Participants don’t need to bring seeds to participate.

Starting at 11:30, there will be informational gardening technique talks and live demonstrations. Talk topics include:

  • 11:30 a.m., “Lazy Farmer’s Approach to Seed Saving” with Sarah Cassidy;
  • 12:30 p.m., “Soil Fertility: Gardener’s Journey into the Deep, with Darien Payne; and
  • 1:30 p.m., “Straw Bale Gardening Big Yields & Affordable too” with Pamela Morris.

Live demonstrations start at 11:40 a.m. and will including how to plant seeds, “lasagna gardening,” how to propagate herbs, winter sowing, cleaning seeds and “How to make fermented Ying Yang Carrots.” Hands-on activities will be available for ages 3 and up at a children’s table and at noon, the Duvall Future Farmers of America student group will give three dramatic readings of “Who Grew My Soup?”

King County librarians will attend with gardening and seed books for you to check out and and volunteers, the all volunteer Seed Cafe will serve soup and baked goods and local gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.

The Seed Exchange is supported entirely by donations. Volunteers are also needed. To volunteer or find more information, visit http://www.snoqualmievalleyseedexchange.org/2018-event.html.

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