Seed Swap and Virtual Gardening Lecture

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 The Nashua Public Library will hold a seed swap in the Chandler Memorial Wing from Monday, February 28, until Sunday, March 6.

Why swap seeds?

The idea behind a seed swap is to grow plants in your garden, save the seeds, and bring them back to share with others the following year. Saving seeds year after year makes them better adapted to our locale.

If you have seeds to share, drop them off in the Chandler Memorial Wing by February 28. Seeds should be viable (not too old), labeled with their names and growing instructions, and preferably packaged in small quantities. If you don’t have seeds to share, come anyway and take some home so you can share next year.

You will also be able to pick up information on seed saving, seed starting, and local agricultural programs; check out books from a gardening display; and enter a raffle for antique flower prints.

Learn to grow good soil

On Thursday, March 3, at 7 pm, join the library’s virtual lecture, “The Soil Food Web,” with Diane Miessler.

Diane Miessler, a certified permaculture designer with over 50 years of gardening experience, is the author of Grow Good Soil. Her talk will cover easy ways to maintain soil health in your own garden, basic composting techniques, and compost tea.

Register for the Zoom by going to

It’s all free

Both events are free and open to the public.  The seed swap is sponsored in partnership with the Nashua Garden Club.