The 11th Annual
San Luis Valley Seed Exchange will be held at
Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa.
You are invited to the 11th Annual San Luis Valley Seed Exchange! This fun and informative community event will be hosted Saturday, April 17 from 10am-5pm at Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa. Celebrate spring with us at this free fundraising event.
This annual Seed Exchange connects gardeners, seed producers and the community over agricultural education and exchange.
At its roots, the event is a community seed swap. Over the years, it has grown into an event dedicated to promoting sustainability in the San Luis Valley. There will be discussions on a wide range of issues, including water, community gardens, biomass, seed saving libraries, and more.
There will be a community seed swap table in addition to a variety of community-involved vendors. Vendors will bring educational materials, demonstrations, local handmade products, healthy food, and more. The event will also feature a full day of speakers. This year, the theme of the SLV Seed Exchange will be ‘Food Security, Storage and Sovereignty”. This has been an important topic for many years, but the recent events have highlighted this issue further.
The San Luis Valley Seed Exchange is free to the public. However, donations will be accepted at the event. All of the proceeds will be donated to local organizations focused on youth garden education in the San Luis Valley.
The San Luis Valley Seed Exchange is fully focused on vegetable farming and permaculture. Though, because they overlap, we will also touch upon the efforts of hemp farmers and entrepreneurs into the overall discussion of sustainability in the valley.
We are looking forward to continuing the tradition of offering space to discuss the important issues facing our valley and community. This year, we will have additional resources to view the event, speakers, and discussions virtually, if you choose to do so.
We look forward to seeing you there!