13th Annual Seed and Plant Exchange on Sunday, March 27

Farmers and gardeners! Get ready for spring by swapping rare and locally grown seeds, starts, and plants at Humboldt Permaculture Guild’s 13th Annual Seed and Plant Exchange! Learn and be inspired at a workshop, hear live music, enjoy hot food, and take part in a raffle of great local goods.

The 13th annual Seed and Plant Exchange will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 27 at the Manila Community Center.

Workshops include:
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Seed and Circumstance – Susan Ornelas, mayor of Arcata
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Seed Saving 101 – Jared Zystro, Organic Seed Alliance
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Organic Seed Production Techniques and Tips – Don Tipping, Siskiyou Seeds
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. What is Permaculture? – Mark DuPont, Sandy Bar Ranch
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Gardener/Farmer Roundtable – Jessica Bittner, former market farmer

Music includes:
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Jan Bramlett – Her bluesy voice sweeps through lyrical melodies.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Morgan, Mo, & Todd – Original acoustic folk songs.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Wet Fez – An upbeat mix of folky, old time, jazzy bluegrass.
2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Kindred Spirits – Raucous fast bluegrass, contemplative ballads, and far out jams.

George Stevens of Synergy Seeds will demonstrate seed cleaning techniques throughout the day. Come hungry and enjoy a salad, soup and polenta for sale to benefit the Manila Teenship Resource Center. This event is free and all are welcome.

The Manila Community Center is located at 1611 Peninsula Dr, Manila, CA.

For more information or to set up carpooling, contact Jared Zystro at (608) 957-4829 or jared@seedalliance.org.


  1. Hi, Recently I have become increasingly interested in Pemaculture. I want to learn as much as possible. I’m looking for hands on experience particularly in soil renewal and the cycling of resources from fungi, bacteria and plants. I want to better understand the relationships between living dirt and plants and animals.

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