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  • Sugar Beet Food Co-op 812 West Madison Street Oak Park, IL 60302 United States (map)

What Is A Seed Swap?

This is an opportunity for you to exchange your extra plant seeds for other varieties of plant seeds.

What If You Don’t Have Seeds To Share?

 If you don’t have any seeds to share, come anyway!  It is not necessary to bring seeds in order to take some away.

What Should You Expect?

The types of seeds you find will depend on what other people bring to share.  Expect a variety of vegetables to be available, and with luck, there will be herbs and flowers as well. Weaver’s Tale will provide envelopes so you can take only as many seeds as you need (plan on 2-3 seeds for every plant you want in your garden). 

How Can You Get Involved?

Bring your seeds if you have any!  Please make sure they are labeled with as much information as you can provide (date the seed was saved/packaged, the type of plant, variety, days to germination, days to maturity, planting depth, and any other information that may be important such as sun, soil, and water requirements, height, bloom color, etc.).  Then, take seeds away with you to grow through the year.  And finally, save seeds for next year’s seed swap!

This event is free, but we ask that you RSVP so that we can plan for all attendees.  Please call 708.948.7656, stop by the registers in the Co-op, or email

We are also having a seed starting workshop beginning an hour before the swap, if you would like to learn more about starting seeds indoors.  Please RSVP for that separately.

Earlier Event: March 12
Seed Starting Workshop
Later Event: March 25
Elderberry Gummies Workshop