Seed Swap

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    Welcome to the home page for the annual SEEDS Club Community Seed Swap. The purpose of this seed swap is to connect the students of IUP’s campus with the surrounding community through seeds and the stories that come with them. This is a great opportunity for all to learn about the present community of Indiana, while learning about its history and simultaneously helping to shape its future.

    Event Details:

    • When: Saturday, November 12, 2016
    • Where: HUB Ohio Room
    • Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m., Guest Speaker is at 2:00 p.m. in the HUB Susquehanna Room
      This year’s guest speaker is Burl Knupp, who will give a presentation addressing “Understanding and Helping Pollinators.”

    No seeds are needed to participate! Bring your family and friends. Kids’ activities, guest speaker, and more. No GMO or hybrid seeds, please.

    Additional Event Information:

    Swap Guidelines

    If you are bringing seeds, please review these guidelines for participation prior to the swap.

    Seed Viability Chart

    For more information, contact:

    IUP SEEDS Club President Cassandra Putt
    c.l.putt@iup.edu

    IUP SEEDS Club Vice President Kristina Kurelja
    k.l.kurelja@iup.edu

    IUP SEEDS Club Treasurer Samantha Soto
    s.a.soto@iup.edu

    Our 2015 speaker was Ed Donley of the IUP Mathematics Department on “Growing your Own Wildflowers.”

    Donley discussed the benefits of gardening with native plants and the importance of maintaining heirloom varieties of food crops and ornamental flowers. Seeds swaps are a great way to acquire new wildflower seeds and heirloom garden seeds. He described the techniques required to grow your own native plants from seeds, based on his experience in transforming his Indiana County property to a native plant habitat. 

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