Please join us for our Northern Colorado Native Seed Swap! This event is free and open to the public. You do not need to provide seeds to participate in the swap. If you have access to native seeds, please put cleaned seeds in separate containers (a paper bag or envelope, or a glass jar; one species per container) and label each container with as much information as you can (the genus and species, common name(s), location collected (approximate elevation) and date/year collected.
If you would like to arrange a donation of seeds ahead of the event or if you have any questions about how to collect and clean seeds, please email NOCO@peopleandpollinators.org and we will offer you guidance and provide you with a drop-off location. Please reach out via email if you would like to volunteer for this event or participate in related Pop-Up Native Seed Collection and Cleaning Events.
This is a native (Colorado and regional) seed swap; please no vegetable, herb, or non-native annual/perennial seeds. And please, no mystery seeds.
Always obtain permission to collect seeds from gardens and public landscapes prior to collection. Only collect species that you can positively identify, and never collect rare or protected species growing outside of your own garden. Remember to leave seeds as winter forage for birds and other wildlife.
For tips on how to collect and clean native seeds, please read the article by Wild Ones Front Range Chapter board member Jan Midgley found in the September 2020 chapter newsletter.
Volunteers and attendees are encouraged (but not required) to celebrate the season in costume.
The Wild Ones Front Range Chapter is co-hosting this event with Audubon Rockies, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, the Northern Colorado Chapter of the Colorado Native Plant Society, Nature in the City, the League of Women Voters, and the People and Pollinators Action Network. Many thanks to our hosts at Wolverine Farm!
Cost: Free ($5 donation suggested)
American Goldfinch. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies