Seed and Plant Swap

Diversify your garden by swapping seeds and plants with neighbors at the April 28th Healthy Yard Earth Day Festival

Don’t have anything to bring? No worries!  Free seeds and plants to those who commit to having a healthy yard.

Seeds to bring:

  • Seeds collected last year from your native plants, vegetable garden, or favorite flowers.
  • Seeds purchased to plant this spring.  Consider keeping only some seeds from each packet and swapping the remainder of the seeds for other types.  You will diversify what you plant!
  • Leftover seeds from last year.

How to Bring Seeds

Printable seed saver packet found at

All seeds brought to the swap should be in a container or envelope clearly labeled with:

  1. Name of plant (common name and Latin name if you know it).
  2. Year seed was collected or purchased. Please only bring seed that was collected or purchased in the last two years, unless you have tested older seed and found it to still be viable.
  3. Planting tips (from seed packet or your own experience).
  4. Optional: Your name (especially if you collected the seed).

Plants to bring:

  • Divided native plants or non-invasive plants from your yard.
  • Extra perennial edibles in your garden (strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, etc.).
  • Extra “Volunteers” coming up in your garden (such as lettuce, herbs, trees saplings, etc.).
  • Extra plants from seeds you started indoors.
  • Bring only healthy plants

How to Bring Plants

Bring plants in clearly labeled containers (such as empty milk or yogurt containers, kitty litter buckets, etc.  Make sure roots are kept moist (i.e. if plants are bare root, wrap roots in moist paper or add water to the container).

All containers must be labeled with the following information:

  1. Name of plant
  2. Planting tips
  3. Date
  4. Your name
  5. Optional: Additional information about the plant (when it blooms, what color flower, etc.)
The Bedford 2020 Healthy Yards Earth Day Festival will be held on Sunday, April 22 from 12pm-4pm at the Bedford Hills Train Station. Rain or shine! Click here for more information.