Seedy Sunday: Seed Exchange How-to

seedexThe Seed Exchange area is an integral part of the Peterborough Seedy Sunday. Anybody is welcome to participate. You can bring your own seeds to trade. If possible, package them ahead of time into smaller envelopes (See details below) or envelopes, and volunteers will be available to help you divide up seed on site. Seed packages are traded on a system of trust, one package for one package.

Are you interested in participating in the Seed Exchange at the upcoming Peterborough Seedy Sunday? Great! There are a few things that you can do ahead of time to make things easier for everyone. If you have any questions, please be in touch!
Please label your seeds with information listed below. Do not bring very old or unviable seeds, we want people to have success with what they sow!
New this season! PRE-STRATIFIED NATIVE SEED EXCHANGEThis cooler contains native plant seeds that have been pre-stratified. You are encouraged to select and donate pre-stratified seeds of your own. The usual rules of the seed exchange area apply:

  • Clearly label your seeds with as much information as you have (year harvested, species name, growing notes, etc.). Please indicate when stratification began. Make sure your packages are water resistant!
  • If you don’t have seeds of your own to donate, consider making a monetary donation in lieu of seeds.
  • Please limit yourself to 1-2 packs.

Note: If you don’t intend to plant your seeds right away, you should return them to a fridge or other unheated space within 24 hours to prevent germination.

  If you do not have your own seeds to trade, you will also be able to take seeds home for small donations. All proceeds will go to help Seedy Sunday continue to be a free event, and to purchase high quality seeds to help interested growers across the region get involved in seed saving.
If you are interested in volunteering at Seedy Sunday, in the exchange area or otherwise, we would love to hear from you!
Seedy Sunday will also have a huge diversity of seeds for sale from local growers. Check out the full list of participants here.


  1. Carol February 22, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    there are seeds for sale as well right? not just to trade

    Examiner Feb 21 says it is Feb 22


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