Annual BG Seed Swap to be held March 24

Simpson Garden Building

(Submitted by the BG Parks and Recreation Department)

Join the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department for the second annual Bowling Green Seed Swap on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. This event is free and open to the public in the Simpson Garden Park meeting room, 1291 Conneaut Ave., Bowling Green.

Scratch that gardening itch by bringing leftover seeds to share and replenish your stock for the upcoming growing season. Vegetable, flower and native plant seeds are welcome. Houseplants and bulbs are allowed with proper containers and labeling. Never been to a seed swap? Here’s what you can expect:

Participants are encouraged to bring plant seeds to share with other plant enthusiasts. All seeds to be exchanged must be enclosed in plastic zip bags and must be labeled appropriately. Participants can have their own designated table for their own seeds or seeds can be added to communal tables/bins in the center of the room.

A free children’s activity area will be available for seed planting. Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the event. Light refreshments will be available for a donation. Take some seeds, leave some seeds, share gardening stories and planting knowledge with like-minded gardeners who wish to grow their own food, expand your collection of landscape flowers, and help the environment by growing native plants.

This year we will also have gardening experts share their knowledge with information sessions at 9:30 a.m. and at 11 a.m., presenters to be announced at a later date.

Pre-registration is not required, just arrive and jump in. For more information, contact Chris Gajewicz, Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department, 419.353.0301 or email at

The event is sponsored by: Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department, Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Foundation, Kuebeck Forum on Nature and Environment, Stimmel’s Market, and Grounds for Thought Coffeehouse and Bookshop and Wood County Master Gardeners.