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Photos from Berea, KY Seed Swap

Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 31, 11 at 11:21

Hi All,
I saw a post somewhere else and I realized I should post a link to my pics here since some of you were interested in the event at Bill Best's Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center.
It was a great time. I spent the whole day talking about seeds! I met people I've known for years on the computer like Gardenlad that used to post here and made new friends too.
Remy

Here is a link that might be useful: Berea, KY Photos


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RE: Photos from Berea, KY Seed Swap

Remy I forgot to ask, did you find any new to you heirlooms to try :).

Annette


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RE: Photos from Berea, KY Seed Swap

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 2, 11 at 13:52

Of course Annette : ) I got a few beans.
Seneca Speckled Egg is really cool looking, small roundish tan-brown speckled beans.
Purple Tip
Big John
October
John D. White
Hazel Gil

I also came home with a few other things like garlic and tomatoes.
I could of got more, but that would of been silly since I can only grow so many at a time.
I spent a lot of time talking. I had no idea I would field so many questions, but it was fun to have so many people interested in gardening and heirlooms wanting to know more. I especially enjoyed the younger adults. They are the future preservationists!
Remy


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RE: Photos from Berea, KY Seed Swap

Some nice pictures. I am hoping to be able to attend one of these years to swap and get some more interesting beans.

The potluck looked good.

Dean


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  • Posted by jolj 7b/8a-S.C.,USA (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 9, 11 at 22:57

Thanks for the photos.
Could you post a thread next year, as soon as you get details on the next seed swap.
I like the old jars as much as the colorful beans.


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RE: Photos from Berea, KY Seed Swap

I'm going to the seed swap this coming weekend (10/5/13) and would appreciate any advice or suggestions that anyone can provide for making the most of the experience!


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 30, 13 at 22:22

I sent growmomma message, but I'll re-post what I told her as I'm sure others might be asking the same things.
. Many people bring seeds to swap from their gardens. Some people like me also have commercial (but OP/Heirlooms seeds) packs from their business too. But I use them to swap with regular gardeners. So my set up is I trade or give a free pack or two out, and if people want more, then they buy. Some people just swap and a few people just sell. So there is no right or wrong :) It is definitely the place to be for seeds!
Bill also does a tour and last year he did a demo. He tries to change it up to keep it interesting.
The first year I went, I did not have table, but they made space for me. I brought my own table last year. (This is for people doing major swapping. Many people just come to brows the tables and chat, and maybe have a few packets of seeds on them to trade.)
There is potluck lunch. If you want you can bring something. But is is not required. For traveling, I always suggest something that won't go bad like cookies or cake.
The lady directly across the street from the swap has made a B&B in her home.It can't be any more convenient. http://goosehilldowns.com/
The hotel I stayed at was the Boone Tavern, very nice place. http://www.boonetavernhotel.com/
There are also a cluster of hotels right near the thruway exit too.

Here is a link that might be useful: Photos from 2012 Swap


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