Please note the new time effective Wednesday November 29th, 2023.
Most of us have our Fall planting complete or nearly so by now. Time to start thinking about saving
seeds (and the Seed Exchange). As you watch your bountiful harvest of beautiful veggies and flowers,
note the hardy and disease resistant varieties. Those are the ones you want to plant repeatedly, save
the seeds from and hopefully share with others through the Seed Exchange. But there are other reasons
to save those seeds:
Why Save Seeds?
Saving seeds helps you and the community:
• Save money
• Increase food access
• Encourage ecosystem stability
• Protect and preserve pollinators
• Increase self-reliance and resiliency
• Grow more delicious, fresh, healthy food
• Preserve and increase vital seed diversity
• Adapt plants to the local, changing micro-climate
• Maintain cultural history of culinary and agricultural traditions
So, ready for the first step in your seed saving journey? For specific guides on how to store your
seeds and how long to keep them plus other helpful tips visit the Master Gardeners Seed Exchange any
Wednesday between 2 and 5pm. Oh, and volunteers invited always! Plus, anyone with ideas on how to
make this seed exchange more efficient/proficient we really want to hear from you! See you there?
The Seed Exchange is held in the Guadalupe County Master Gardener’s Library, which is located upstairs
in the AgriLife Extension Building, 210 E. Live Oak St., Seguin, TX.
Ernestine Sykes & the Master Gardeners Seed Exchange Team