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16th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap Sunday, January 28, 2024 11-4pm Free – Rain or Shine!

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


A celebration to bring seeds & people together
Santa Barbara Community Arts Workshop (SBCAW)
631 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hosted by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
Join us for the 16th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap! The event takes place at the Santa Barbara Community Arts Center (SBCAW) in downtown Santa Barbara, with both indoor and outdoor space, rain or shine.

Hundreds attend this free event 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 locally adapted seeds & plants are passed on to future generations. Free seeds offered to help gardeners get started. Local groups will have seed & plant related exhibits. Live music, and kids activities throughout the day.

Once again we will honor a Local Food Hero, this year the award goes to Leslie Person Ryan of Sweet Wheel Summerland Farm. Join us for an award ceremony at 1:30 pm.

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.
Free Face painting
Music that will have your toes tapping.
Plant and seed-related exhibits from local groups
Special speakers throughout the day.
A gathering of garden friends old and new.
Seed saving is a fun and easy way to connect to the circle of life.
A Community Event Hosted by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
Co-Sponsored by Island Seed & Feed, Blue Sky Biochar, Explore Ecology, & Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

More Info: [email protected], (805) 962-2571
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Seeds, they are our past, they are our future. In past times, they were skillfully adapted to climate and location.
Join us as we encourage our community to save and grow out seeds specific to our own climate and place, while honoring our ancestors gift & legacy.


January 28
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
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Santa Barbara Community Arts Workshop (SBCAW)
631 Garden St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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