seed saving

Get your garden seeds for spring at this community seed swap on Saturday, April 2nd


2022 Community Seed Swap

  • Saturday, March 19, 2022, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We will host this outdoors at our CCE Office at 615 Willow Avenue instead of at Ithaca Children's Garden.  In case of bad weather, we will be able to move indoors. You will need a mask, if it is inside the building.

Calling all seed savers, gardeners, and garden-curious! It’s time for our beloved annual CCE Tompkins Community Seed Swap Seed Sharing event. Master Gardener Volunteers and Cooperative Extension Staff will be on hand to answer all your seedy questions. Go home with free seeds from the CCE Tompkins Seed library, seeds shared from neighbors' seed stash, as well as locally adapted seeds collected by seed-saving enthusiasts. 

Since seed packets often contain far more seeds than we can grow in a single garden, we welcome everyone in the community to bring labeled, unexpired (usually less than 5 years old) seeds to share. If you'd like to share from your seed collection please arrive between 11:30 and noon or drop your extra seeds off during the week between 8:30 am and 3 pm, so we can include your seeds in the setup.

$5 suggested donation at the door; FREE if you bring seeds to share!


$5 suggested donation.


Maria Christian
Administrative Assistant
(607) 272-2292 ext. 130


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555

Last updated April 1, 2022