Sunday, March 16, 2014

SeedBroadcast at the Annual Seed Exchange in Santa Fe, New Mexico

SeedBroacasting at Frenchy's Field, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Annual Santa Fe Seed Exchange 2014 was held on March 12th in Frenchy's Field and SeedBroadcast was honored to partner with Home Grown New Mexico and the City of Santa Fe Parks Division. It was one of those chilly, blue, clear, late afternoons that brought out the hardy local gardeners and lovers of home grown food.  The early spring had everyone talking about planting and the importance of our drought tolerant seeds in a time of such little moisture.  There were a great variety of seeds to pick from, with Jannine, Giant Veggie's huge pumpkin seeds, to Poki from Gaia Gardens  who offered a great mix from his stash and then there were tables scattered with varieties of seeds that were donated by attendees.
Giant Veggie Gardener's pumpkin seeds

Poki from Gaia Gardens sharing his seeds
SeedBroadcast also shared seeds and our spring edition agri-Culture Journal that was hot off the press. Our table was graciously wo/manned by Jessie Esparza and Betty Booth. Jessie is the project specialist with the parks division and coordinates all of the city parks community gardens. Betty is on the Parks and Open Space advisory board and has been an active advocate for the city to create these community gardens within the park system.  There are now six of these gardens throughout Santa Fe and for a fee of $15 residents can rent a parcel of land to create their own space to grow food.
For more information on the location of these community gardens you can go to
Jesse Esparza and Betty Booth at the SeedBroadcast table

 It is the season for Seed Exchanges and they are springing up all over the nation. So keep a look out for one near you as these are such places of sharing, not only seeds but information, conversation and especially hope and potential for the coming growing season. It is such a relief to be in a place to exchange wealth and well-being without the necessity for money.  Seeds bring us together in ways we have perhaps forgotten. Try to hold one in your hand and see what it reminds you of then plant it and nourish it as it will nourish you in ways that you will not expect.

SeedBroadcast's next engagement will be at the Juan Tabo Library Saturday March 22nd 11am-2pm. This will be the opening of their new Seed Library.

We hope to see you there.

Seed package that arrived on one of the communal tables

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