National Seed Swap Day
National Seed Swap Day is an annual celebration commemorated on January 26th of this year. Do you love gardening? Are you looking for an occasion to buy seeds for your garden? Do you have excess seeds and wanted to exchange it for other seeds? Then you are indeed privileged to get an official celebration day to buy seeds for your garden. National Seed Swap Day is an unusual and useful day for all those who love gardening where they can collect the seeds from others in exchange for other seeds. Get into the spot to swap your seeds.
“Whatever kind of seed is sown in a field, prepared in due season, a plant of that same kind, marked with the peculiar qualities of the seed, springs up in it.” – Guru Nanak
History of National Seed Swap Day
The National Seed Swap Day has been in celebration since the year 2006. It is observed on the last Saturday of every January. The first official Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchange was held in Washington DC on 26th January 2006. Kathy Jentz who was the editor cum publisher of the magazine has established this Day. On gaining popularity, the Day has become a nationwide celebration. Seeds were considered to be one of the first commodities that are valued and traded. Seed Swap is an event where the gardeners of different parts of the country meet to exchange seeds.
Seed swapping can either be arranged online or by the mail when those in need of seeds are spread out geographically. Gardeners exchange their excess seeds in person are also growing in popularity. In part, this is done as to increased the interest of people in organic gardening and heritage or heirloom plant variants. They swap the best plants as to improve the biodiversity and as to make an ultimate form of recycling.
Other Celebrations on January 26
January 26 is also celebrated as
- National Spouses Day
- Australia Day
- National Peanut Brittle Day
- Republic Day in India
- Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day
How to Celebrate National Seed Swap Day
Celebrating the National Seed Swap Day is very simple. You can exchange your seeds that are in excess or the ones that are the best variety of other gardeners on the seed swap events. Help in making the diversity better and improving its standard with organic variants. If you are new to the gardening, then get to know in detail about the planting of seeds from those professionals. You can even organize a local seed swap event near your location and help others exchange the seeds. Share your seed swap day celebrations and the different varieties of seeds photos on the social media using the hashtag #SeedSwapDay.