alping garden club Seed Exchange
The Seed Exchange is an exchange of seeds collected by our members worldwide in cultivation and in the wild. The Club also subscribes to seed collecting expeditions to mountain regions overseas. Seeds are for sale at meetings, particularly early in the year.
Members are encouraged to send seed for the exchange. If seeds are wild collected please send information about where they were collected and any information about flower colour, height, etc., especially for unusual plants or plants that cannot be completely identified.
Any club member may order seeds but donors receive special privileges. To qualify as a donor, a minimum donation of five different species is required. North American members should donate this minimum in seeds native to North and South America. After that seeds from any region are welcome. Overseas members receive donor status for seeds from any area. The success of the exchange depends on the donors so they do receive special privileges. They are able to order up to 60 packages (30 for non-donors) and receive priority where seeds are in short supply so it does pay to make the effort to become a donor. Detailed ordering information will be sent out with the Seed List in the Fall Bulletin.
Many thanks to all the donors who sent in so many interesting seeds and who made last year’s seed exchange a success.
The seed exchange is now closed for 2012.