BLOOMFIELD, NJ- Did you know that today is National Seed Swap Day? National Seed Swap Day is celebrated on the last Saturday in January serves as a reminder to gardeners that spring is on its way. It is also an ideal time for gardeners to gather and swap seeds in preparation for starting seeds indoors.
The Bloomfield Township Community Garden Committee celebrated the day by holding a cookie/seed swap at Millbank Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The committee encouraged anyone attending to package enough viable seeds for someone to have a reasonable yield and clearly label them. If bringing cookies to package them in individual servings and bring a clear ingredients list for allergy reasons. The idea is to trade your seeds and cookies to another person in attendance!
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“January 30 is National Seed Swap Day and to celebrate the Bloomfield Community Garden hosted a seed swap at Milbank Park on N. 17th street. Despite the frigid temperatures people came with seeds and cookies to share with neighbors. Every activity of this committee contributes to the health and well-being of residents and it is an awesome asset for our town. Join the Facebook Group for regular information about their garden activities,” said Councilwoman Sarah Cruz.
The Bloomfield Community Garden Committee’s mission is to prolong an invested interest in maintaining and enhancing Bloomfield’s community garden spaces, organizing and promoting various community garden activities and projects, and fostering a community garden spirit that celebrates recreational organic gardening. The Committee encourages gardening in the township, healthy living, positive eating habits, and environmental stewardship.
For more information about the Bloomfield Community Garden Committee, please email [email protected]