Date: March 9 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Where: Livingston House, 1792 Graham Road
Get excited about the growing season by attending our annual Seed Swap! There will be activities for children, free seeds and fun for the whole family. You can bring seeds to swap for other items to grow in your garden, but if you don't have seeds, don't worry! We look forward to sharing seeds and ideas about how to grow food so we can all lead healthier lives. Free and all are welcome.
A seed swap is an event for locals to trade their extra seeds with others, expand what they already grow, try growing new things, share their love/knowledge of gardening with the community and meet new friends. Seeds can come from something you’ve grown, or someone else has grown. Seeds can, but don’t need to be store-bought.
If you don't have any seeds, no problem; come pick some up anyway!
Additional items that can be shared/swapped: Indoor/outdoor plants, bulbs, cuttings, and seedlings. Please have items labeled accordingly.
Whether you set out seeds in bulk or in bags or envelopes, the labels should have as much information on them as possible, including:
•The name and variety of the seed.
•The year the seed was produced.
•Other helpful information might involve growing tips and photos of the parent plants.
• No seeds older than two years
• No hybrids
•Seeds don’t need to be store-bought/unopened
• Everything should be labeled appropriately and bagged
Reynoldsburg is known as "The Birthplace of the Tomato". The tomato was 'born' in Reynoldsburg in the 19th century with the help of local favorite son Alexander W. Livingston. Livingston developed the 'Paragon Tomato', billed as the first ever tomato bred for commercial use. His legacy lives on in the Livingston House and Museum on Graham Road, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Homes.