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Gardeners: Bring Seeds, Share Seeds, Receive Seeds

We are hosting the 8th Annual Seed Exchange on Saturday, March 3rd. Gather up extra seeds and join us between 10AM and 12PM at our Food Share headquarters- 1660 Salem Industrial Drive in NE Salem. A free event, we guarantee that everyone will take home seeds!

“Local gardeners and seed savers are encouraged to bring seeds to share. Any seed saved from backyard gardens or seed packets dated 2015 or newer are welcome. Seeds that have been stored in the freezer are good for decades, ” said Jared Hibbard-Swanson, Youth Farm Manager.

There will be plenty to go around on a first-come, first-served basis. Squash seeds are particularly abundant this year, but there will be seeds of many different fruit and vegetable varieties.

For more information, call Lexi Stickel, Community Food Systems Manager at 503-581-3855 or email her.

About Marion Polk Food Share

Marion Polk Food Share is your regional food bank leading the fight to end hunger in Marion and Polk counties.  Support from our local community makes it possible to collect and distribute nutritious food to more than 100 partner programs: food pantries, meal sites, foster homes, low-income day care centers, shelters and senior housing sites.  More than 1 in 5 people in this region receive emergency food each month through our partner network.  The Food Share also supports programs to address the root causes of hunger.

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