Foodtree Permaculture Education and the Castlegar Public Library are teaming up to help you get the garden of your dreams this season with Castlegar Seed Swap this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Find new plant varieties you can grow for the first time! Maybe you’ve been seeking perfect plants to fill those empty spots in your rich garden canvas?,” said a press release issued for the event. “Come swap seeds and shop with some of our region’s most passionate gardeners! Enjoy trading your abundance of seed packets and home grown seeds. Trade and buy seeds with local gardeners or even seek a little garden advice and companionship!”
Foodtree collaborator Kate Wedemire, in an interview Wednesday, said Foodtree exists to help people learn about their own food sovereignty, and they even boast a four-acre demonstration farm in Crescent Valley (one could hear roosters crowing in the background during the telephone interview) where they focus on food Kootenay residents can grow in their own backyards .