2020/12th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap
Join us for the 12th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap. The free event takes place on Sunday, January 26, from 1-4pm, returning to the downtown location at the Santa Barbara Central Library, in the Faulkner Gallery.
Hundreds attend 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 that locally adapted seeds & plants are passed on to future generations. Special speakers, children activities, & live music. Local groups will have plant and seed related exhibits.
Seed saving is a fun and easy way to connect to the circle of life!
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
Special Speakers throughout the day
A gathering of garden friends old and new.
An annual community event hosted by:
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
Co-Sponsors: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network,
Island Seed & Feed, Blue Sky Biochar & the Ojai Center for Regenerative Agriculture (CRA)
Seed Swap Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/632203483488117/
2019 Local Real Food Hero Award
Kevin Childerley, Founder of Santa Barbara Aquaponics
Once again we will be honoring a Local Food Hero at the Seed Swap! This year the award goes to Kevin Childerley, founder of Santa Barbara Aquaponics. Kevin is a passionate Aquaponics innovator & educator, sharing with his community the potential of this unique food growing strategy that combines aquaculture & hydroponics, in a closed loop system. Committed to demonstrating it is possible to grow food sustainably close to home while using less space, water, and energy, Kevin continues to experiment & refine his projects, knowing this is just what will be needed in future decades for our growing population. Creatively linking to the local economy, Kevin recently moved into a 20,000 sq. foot greenhouse and has already begun providing organic produce for local restaurants, demonstrating how we can reduce carbon emissions by eliminating travel miles of food that comes from too far away.