Gardening and saving seeds is a lifelong hobby of mine, but it wasn't until I started seed swapping with other gardeners that it became meaningful to me.
Hello, my name is Forest Clinton (female). I live on a .25 acre lot in Milford, CT with my family where I attempt my homestead adventures & fun.
My Super Duper Seed Swap Story
As I stood there with the sun shining on me, I felt alone in my garden. How is that possible? I was surrounded by sunflowers blooming 7 feet high, sweetly encouraging the ladybugs to move into the house I made them and taking in the scent of black gold, the beautiful dirt I had been lovingly amending. I was anything but alone in the garden, yet there was still a connection that was missing. Being alone in my garden drew me to the Super Duper Seed Swap.
I kept thinking about how we, as gardeners, could come together yet still stay in our backyard. This thought is where the seed swap introduced me to a new possibility of gardening. If I can start by sharing and exchanging seeds that I harvested from my garden and share them with a friend in their garden, what will come next?
The answer was amazing and continues to overwhelm me. It’s not just seeds that followed; it’s an incredible connection to a worldwide garden community that won’t ever let you feel alone.
Collecting and Exchanging Heirloom Garden Seeds
I have exchanged many heritage seeds, including Peruvian corn and heirloom tomatoes, throughout the years of hosting the seed swap. Each garden seed is a treasure of history from a fellow gardener. Each seed has a tale of the gardener that grew it with love and loneliness. We are not alone when we share our seeds and garden.
I have shared and learned garden stories and lessons from gardeners worldwide. Sharing these has made me a better gardener and given me a more powerful understanding of the world and its culture. I have been introduced to many new delicious garden recipes that are shared. I’m inspired to create and grow more than I thought possible for my .25-acre lot in Connecticut. I have also made new lifelong friendships that I cherish.
Join the Super Duper Seed Swap to Exchange Seeds and Share Your Garden Story
As the seasons change and you rotate the garden beds, remember to share your love and wonder of the dirt and garden with others along the way. We become better gardeners when we share our harvest, a garden lesson learned, or exchange our saved seeds.
Approach your garden as a treasured family heirloom that can be passed along from generation to generation. Take notes, pass them along, and teach others. The garden becomes more rewarding this way. Your backyard garden becomes a treasure you can share with the world.
This vision is what drives the Super Duper Seed Swap. Join us throughout the year for the seed swap & party. This online seed swap and exchange can be found on Instagram, Facebook, and www.SuperDuperSeedSwap.com. Please give us a follow to swap, meet other gardeners, and share your love of gardening.
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Would love to learn more and Seed Swap even though I am a newbie- LOL. I would love to try seeds and experience the joy of finding new and healthy food items to being to the table! i don’t need a whole packette just a few to try and incorporate. Also would love to see pics of gardens- thank you