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2017 Seed Exchanges

 

 

 

Brighton Shares The Harvest

Seed Exchange – Seed Giveaway

 

 

 

We have fruit and vegetable seeds to share with Brighton area gardeners. If you would like to grow some fresh food for your family and for sharing with others in the Brighton community, please join us to share seeds and talk gardening. Our first event will be held at the Anythink Brighton  Library and our second event will take place in conjunction with a seed starting class from the Adams County CSU Extension office. See below for dates,times and links to flyers for each event.

Saturday, February 25

Seed Exchange

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Anythink Brighton  Library

327 E Bridge Street, Brighton

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Saturday, March 11th

Seed Exchange/*class

(register to attend the class)

9:30 am- 12:30 pm

Adams County Parks and Extension Building

on the Adams County Fair Grounds

(9755 Henderson Rd. Brighton). 

 

*Seed Starting for Vegetable Gardeners: 

This talk will cover what is needed to begin starting your garden plants from seed at home as well as how to successfully save seeds from your garden for next season. Learn the basics of seed biology and what seeds need to germinate and develop. Specific requirements for germinating 12 common garden plants will be discussed.

You do not have to register for the class to attend the seed exchange.

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You do not need to bring seeds to share; we have plenty seeds to give away, but if you wish to bring seeds to share, please observe the following guidelines:

  • Seeds may be in the original packaging, opened or not. If opened, please tape shut to avoid spillage.
  • If not in the original packaging, please label to the best of your ability, if known:
    • Species (required), such as beets, peppers, zucchini, etc.
    • Variety, such as Detroit Red Beets, Poblano Peppers, etc.
    • Year seeds were packaged, brand, organic, heirloom.
  • Please do not bring seeds for plants that are poisonous.
  • Fruit, vegetable, herb, and flower seeds are all welcome!

Exchanging seeds with other gardeners can be a great way to learn about a new variety, try growing something you haven’t grown before, and meet other people who are interested in gardening in the Brighton area.

You do not have to attend the class being held on March 11th in order to participate in the seed exchange that day.

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Young, Executive Director, at lyoung_111@msn.com or 720-301-0949.

www.BrightonSharesTheHarvest.org

2017 Spring Garden Classes

2017 Seed Exchange

 

Adams County Extension Garden Classes 2017

The CSU Extension Office in Adams County in partnership with Brighton Shares the Harvest is offering four classes this spring for people interested in growing fruits and vegetables.    Class Offerings:  Introduction to Vegetable Gardening: February 18th 10:00 am-12:00 pm Learn the basic of vegetable gardening along the Front Range.   Topics will include; plant needs,… Continue Reading

Thank you

Thanks to everybody who grew some extra produce and shared your harvest in 2015. Check back next spring for information on our 2016 programs and follow us on Facebook for current news. Continue Reading

Brighton Food Preservation Class

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We’re selling tickets to The Brighton Chamber’s 18th Annual “Great Duck Race & Hoodang”

The Brighton Chamber’s 18th Annual “Great Duck Race & Hoodang” will take place on June 13 (event details below), but even more exciting: I have tickets available to sell NOW!! This is a great annual fundraiser for Brighton Shares The Harvest. We make at least $1 for every ticket that we sell, and you have… Continue Reading