Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
February 24
11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Seeds will serve as the catalyst for stories, sharing and sustainability this Saturday at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s “Seed and Plant Swap.”

Garden lovers will gather to “green up” the dreary winter landscape, incorporate homegrown produce into healthy recipes and celebrate the renewal of springtime.

Whether your thumb is diehard green — or you’re digging in the first for the first time — this event is for you. Peruse a wide variety of free seeds and plants, learn helpful tips from gardening experts and community growers, attend workshops led by Phipps and Grow Pittsburgh and more.

Marking the reopening of CLP’s Seed Library, the free event aims to preserve local garden stories and knowledge while promoting the growth and expansion of a free, sustainable and regionally adapted seed base.

Attendees can bring labeled commercial or saved seeds (open-pollinated, non-GMO, non-hybrid) for swapping. Rather than books, residents will check out seeds for each desired plant, and are encouraged to bring some saved seeds back to the Seed Library in the spring.

The Burgh’s youngest sprouts will love the hands-on activities hosted by the CLP’s Children’s Department and TeenSpace.

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...