Saturday, February 24, 2024  | 11 am – 4 pm

New Location!

Bullock Creek High School
1420 S Badour Rd,
Midland, MI 48640

FREE ADMISSION
No Seeds? No Problem!
Everyone is welcome!

8th Annual 
Michigan’s Largest Seed Swap!

Community Seed Table

Thanks to generous donations from some of our favorite seed companies, we are able to offer a great selection of seeds, FREE of charge to anyone who is in need or interested.

Buy, Sell or Trade

This is a buy, sell or trade event.. please plan to bring money and/or seeds for exchange. No seeds? No problem! Everyone is welcome to join us!

Speakers in the Auditorium

Our new venue comes with a giant 600 person auditorium!  We can’t wait to bring you the best speakers in gardening, homesteading and sustainable living!

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Call for Vendors

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SEED Vendors

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ART & CRAFT Vendors

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Activities for all ages!

Seed Art

Recyled Crafts

Fun Photo Opps

Educational Workshops

11:30-12:30 pm

Living an Organic Life

w/ Karen Golden

Karen Golden, of Michigan Heirlooms, an organic vegetable greenhouse, talks about her journey into living an organic life. Being ‘organic’ is not just about your food. In fact, the food we consume is a small percentage of an organic lifestyle. In this talk, Karen will share her personal
journey from a nearly 100% chemical/synthetic lifestyle to her now mostly organic lifestyle.

In 1999, Michigan Heirlooms was born. Today, Karen
sells over 30,000 organic vegetable starter plants a year
to local customers out of the greenhouses located on her
property in Highland, MI.

Outside of selling season, she travels the country giving talks, sharing her passion for organic fresh food. She is
a steward of the land, the soil and the seed.

1:00-2:00 pm

Growing Gourmet Mushrooms in Your Garden

w/ Erin Hamilton

Learn about growing some of the best mushrooms on earth alongside your herb and vegetable garden!

Dive into the joy of mushroom growing with Erin Hamilton of The Mushroom Conservatory as she takes you along on the flavorful adventure of growing gourmet mushrooms. Learn about growing in straw beds, totem logs and buckets, and begin planning your mushrooms to harvest different varieties in tandem with your herbs & vegetables throughout the growing season.

Erin Hamilton is a mushroom farmer and agricultural educator from Howell, Michigan. She and her husband Elijah have three children and together, they run The Mushroom Conservatory where they help people around the world learn to produce their own food with hands-on mushroom growing kits. 

2:30-3:30 pm

Lost Treasures & Rare Plants:

The Ark of Taste in the Midwest

w/ David Shields

This keynote presentation from author and historian David Shields is sure to inspire and educate! Join David as he explores the rare, lost and historical food plants of the Midwest. He’ll also be sharing stories from his 2023 book, The Ark Of Taste. Written in collaboration with Slow Food USA, The Ark of Taste illuminates the history, identity and taste of special and unique foods, many of which were revived or saved from extinction.

David Shields is a distinguished professor at the University of North Carolina, a James Beard Award finalist and member of Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste committee. Copies of his book will be available for purchase during the swap.

 

 

Call for Volunteers!

We need your help! As the swap has gotten bigger and bigger, this free community event needs volunteers to help make it the biggest and best it can be! What can you do to help?

 Sign up below for your chance to help the Central Michigan Seed Swap!
All ages welcome!

Volunteer Interest:

12 + 6 =

Contact Small House for more information/questions about the Swap

Local Hotel Room Block

A local hotel offering discounted room rates is available for $129 / night. It’s in beautiful downtown Midland and the closest hotel to the new venue. Walking distance to food & nightlife. Reservations before Feb 1, can score the discounted rates!