15th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap

COST: [Free]
Organizer: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
Posted by:margie

15th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap

Sunday, January 29, 2023

11am – 4pm, FREE – Rain or Shine!


celebration to bring seeds & people together


Location: Santa Barbara Community Arts Workshop (SBCAW) 631 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA



Join us for the 15th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap!  The event takes place at the Santa Barbara Community Arts Center (SBCAW) in downtown Santa Barbara, with both indoor and outdoor space for lots of great seed sharing activities, children welcome!

Hundreds attend this free event every year sharing seeds and knowledge with other backyard gardeners, plant lovers, beekeepers, farmers and more.  Come be a part of this seed saving movement, making sure locally adapted seeds & plants are passed on to future generations.  Free seeds offered to help gardeners get started.

Local groups will have plant and seed related exhibits sharing valuable seed saving techniques that encourage local gardeners to grow out and harvest some of their best seeds for future gardens and seed swaps, making us a truly food secure community.  Seed saving is a fun and easy way to connect to the circle of life.

Once again we will honor a Local Food Hero, this year the award going to Larry Kandarian of Kandarian FarmsJoin us for an award ceremony at 1pm.


  • Bring seeds, plants, cuttings, and garden knowledge to swap.
  • Don’t have these? Then come get seeds. Seeds to sow, seeds to grow, seeds to harvest. Seeds to save and share next year.
  • Activities for all ages.
  • Music that will have your toes tapping.
  • Plant and seed-related exhibits from local groups
  • Special speakers throughout the day.
  • A gathering of garden friends old and new.

A Community Event Hosted by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network

Co-Sponsored by Explore EcologyIsland Seed & FeedBlue Sky BiocharBaker Creek Heirloom Seeds, and Santa Barbara Aquaponics.


UPDATE: Event Facebook page (English & Spanish):  https://www.facebook.com/groups/632203483488117/

More Info: Margie@sbpermaculture.org, (805) 962-2571


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