On Saturday, May 1, the Capital City Public Market gets seedy. And, no, we're not talking about sleazy squash, tarnished turnips or haggard haricot vert. Saturday sees the inaugural Seedy Saturday Seed Swap sweep downtown Boise.
Jacks juggling magic beans and princesses with pockets full of peas are encouraged to bring their dried bounty to share with other seed freaks on Eighth Street between Bannock and Jefferson streets from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
In addition to seed trading, the event will also provide a forum for local green thumbs to share gardening wisdom. Half-hour-long demonstrations will be given on the following topics: 10:15 a.m., how to save tomato seed (wet seed technique); 11:15 a.m., how to save beans, brassicas, beets (dry seed technique); and 12:15 p.m., have your seed-saving questions answered by a panel of experts.
Though you need not have seeds or seed-saving experience to join in, organizers do recommend that you label your seeds and bring extra bags or envelopes to take home the seed you score.
Saturday, May 1, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Capital City Public Market. For more information, contact Beth Rasgorshek at 208-697-6208.