CAAH! to Co-sponsor Ten Seed Swaps throughout Arkansas in Spring 2011
CAAH! Conserving Arkansas’s Agricultural Heritage
“One for the cut worm, one for the crow, one to share, and one to grow”
In addition to the 4th Annual Ozark Seed Swap at the Ozark Folk Center State Park and the 3rd Annual Faulkner County Seed Swap at the Faulkner County Library, CAAH! has collaborated with organizations all over the state to sponsor 2nd annual Seed Swaps in El Dorado, Fayetteville, Jasper, Russellville and Searcy, and to establish inaugural Seed Swaps in three additional communities: Eureka Springs, Hot Springs, and Little Rock.
|White County Fairgrounds
802 Davis Drive
|8-12||Sherri Sanders, White County Cooperative Extension Service|
|Mountain View||Ozark Folk Center
Bois D’arc Conference Center
1032 Park Ave
|12-3||Tina Marie Wilcox, Ozark Folk Center
|All Saints’ Episcopal Church
Sutherland Hall, 501 South Phoenix
|10-1||Carolyn McLellan, (479) 968-6286, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Feb 20||Fayetteville||Fayetteville Senior Center
945 South College Avenue
|1-4||Katy Deaton, Fayetteville Community Gardening Coalition (FCGC)|
|Feb 26||Little Rock||Arkansas Flower and Garden Show
Statehouse Convention Center
|10-2||(501) 821-4000, email@example.com
|Feb 27||Hot Springs||The Art Church Studio
301 Whittington Ave.
|2-5||Benny Veteto, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|March 5||Jasper||Newton County Library
|El Dorado||Barton (El Dorado) Public Library
200 East 5th Street
|10-1||Nancy Arn, Barton Public Library,
email@example.com (870) 863-5447
|Mar 12||Eureka Springs||Eureka Springs Carnegie Library
194 Spring Street
|10-2||Becky Gillette, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Apr 9||Conway||Faulkner County Public Library
1900 Tyler Street
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS, CONWAY, ARKANSAS –Co-sponsored by churches, libraries, Master Gardener groups, a state park, and the Southern Seed Legacy, the University of Central Arkansas’s Conserving Arkansas’s Agricultural Heritage (CAAH!) project will host Seed Swaps around the state throughout Spring 2011. The Ozark Seed Swap at the Ozark Folk Center State Park will be the fourth annual, the Little Rock Inaugural Seed Swap will be held ceremoniously in conjunction with the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, and the Hot Springs Inaugural Seed Swap will be co-sponsored by the eminent Southern Seed Legacy. We invite you to bring some open-pollinated (heirloom) seeds, bulbs, plants, and stories to swap with other seed savers. If you have no seeds to swap but want to get started, come along to mingle with gardeners and farmers who can help. We conserve the heritage of Arkansas as we share good stories, beautify our yards, feed our friends and family, and of course, trade seeds.
WHAT: 2011 Seed Swaps
WHEN: Spring 2011
WHERE: Conway, El Dorado, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Hot Springs, Jasper, Little Rock, Mountain View, Russellville, Searcy
WHO: University of Central Arkansas Sociology Department ‘s CAAH! partnering with the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, Arkansas Sustainability, Network, Churches, Libraries, Master Gardeners, Garden Coalitions, the Ozark Folk Center State Park, the Southern Seed Legacy, and any interested farmers and gardeners
WHY: Arkansas farmers and gardeners have a legacy of heirloom seeds that are in danger of being lost, and sharing of seeds will encourage production of diverse varieties for posterity and sustainable food production.
HOW IT WORKS: Anyone can bring seeds to swap or share. If you do not have seeds, you could bring envelopes or garden implements, anything to share or trade with other gardeners.
Got Whippoorwills? Razorbacks? Red Rippers? Pencil Cob? Hickory King? Creasebacks? Turkey Craws? Want some? Come to the Old-Timey Ozark Seed Swap
The CAAH! project establishes a master collection of endangered seeds and related cultural and agronomic information, and distributes such seeds at annual Seed Swaps. University of Central Arkansas students document the seeds, grow them out in CAAH! gardens to distribute the next season, and catalogue them in a database of local varieties.