Minnesota Seed Swap in Early March
The Kelley Farm, just a short drive northwest of the Twin Cities, is hosting it's 30th Annual Seed Savers' Exchange on March 4, 2012 starting at 2 pm at it's Visitor Center at 15788 Kelley Farm Road, Elk River. It is free to the public. People are invited to bring their seeds to share, but you're not required to have something to share. The farm and some individuals also share a variety of seeds with quite a few people who have nothing to share. There is also a free seed art project for the children. The website is www.mnhs.org/places/sites/ohkf/
Last year, the people who came overwhelmed the size of the parking lot before the event even started (there were still huge snowbanks impinging on some of the parking spaces). In any case, you may want to wear good walking shoes in case you have to park far down the road like some people did. It is a paved road, though.