16th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap

COST: [Free]
Organizer: Margie Bushman
Posted by:margie

16th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap

Sunday, January 28, 2024

11-4pm, Free – Rain or Shine!

celebration to bring seeds & people together




Santa Barbara Community Arts Workshop (SBCAW)

631 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Hosted by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network






Join us for the 16th 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, rain or shine.

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 seed & plant related exhibits.  Live music, and kids activities throughout the day.

Once again we will honor a Local Food Hero, this year the award goes to Leslie Person Ryan of Sweet Wheel Summerland Farm.  Join us for an award ceremony at 1:30 pm.

  • 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.
  • Free Face painting
  • Plant and seed-related exhibits from local groups
  • Special speakers throughout the day.
  • A gathering of garden friends old and new.
  • Seed saving is a fun and easy way to connect to the circle of life.


A Community Event Hosted by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network


Co-Sponsored by Island Seed & FeedBlue Sky Biochar, Explore Ecology, & Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.



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


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Seeds, they are our past, they are our future.  In past times, they were skillfully adapted to climate and location. 

Join us as we encourage our community to save and grow out seeds specific to our own climate and place, while honoring our ancestors gift & legacy.



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