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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Seedling Swap and Sale @ The People's Market (Salt Lake City: May 19th)

It’s time to swap plants!
Salt Lake City People’s Market is hosting their Annual Seedling Swap and Sale

Contacts: Tiffin Brough/ People’s Market Board President / 801-867-2810 /
Carly Gillespie / Wasatch Community Gardens / 801-694-6067/
Kay Robison/ People’s Market Secretary/ 385-242-2022 / secretary@slcpeoplesmarket.org
Who: The People’s Market is a market at the International Peace Gardens in
Salt Lake City, featuring local produce and prepared foods, artisan products
and local performers. The mission of the People’s Market is to enrich community by supporting local growers, artisans and consumers to engage in the local economy.  
What: The People’s Market Seedling Swap and Sale is a FREE community event that encourages growers to get to participate in their community and grow a little extra. People’s Market ultimately hopes to cultivate some new farmers who will be able to bring their local varieties to area farmer’s markets or share with friends.

When/Where: Saturday, May 19th / 10 am – 2 pm
Hosted at the Sorenson Unity Center – 1383 S 900 W – south side by the Unity Gardens
Interview Opportunities:
·      Gina Cornia – People’s Market Board Member. Gina is also Executive Director of Utahn’s Against Hunger. Gina will be at the People’s Market Seedling Swap accepting Horizon Food Stamps Card payments for vegetable seedlings.cornia@uah.org, 801.755-5263.
·      Kay Robison – People’s Market Secretary. Kay is also an avid gardener, veggie grower and organizer of this year’s Seedling Swap. secretary@slcpeoplesmarket.org, 385-242-2022
·      Carly Gillespie – Community Educator for Wasatch Community Gardens. Carly plans Wasatch Community Gardens adult education programs and coordinates their community events. This is Wasatch Community Gardens 2nd year being involved with the Seedling Swap. outreach@wasatchgardens.org, 801-359-2658 x10
·      Tiffin Brough – People’s Market President Tiffin is also a gardener and has attended the seed swap bringing some of her favorite and most interesting plant seeds to share. president@slcpeoplesmarket.org, 801-867-2810
·      The Sorenson Unity Center and Unity Garden are a lovely backdrop to this dynamic outdoor event.
·      Lots of enthusiastic gardeners gathering seedlings for their gardeners.
·      Local seedling growers vendors with unique and hard to find varieties of homegrown starts to sell and swap.
·      Live acoustic music provided by local band; Mountain Spirits.

More about the Seedling Swap:
It’s springtime once again, and that means our gardens are ready for the People's Market Seedling Swap and Sale! Share your starts that you grew after our Seed Swap with local gardeners, backyard farmers, and urban homesteaders. We are excited to be partnering with our community’s Unity Gardens at the Sorenson Unity Center this year.
One of our newer traditions, we're inviting the community to buy, sell and swap seedlings for the 2012 People's Market season. Hopefully, aspiring new market growers can bring back the fruits of their labor (literally) to share the harvest at People's Market this summer and fall.
Bring your seedlings or come to ‑find some additions for your garden, here's how:
·        Find a box
·        Gather your seedling starts
·        If you don't have any, bring some cash
·        Bring friends, browse, trade and buy
·        Take home your new local and heirloom seedlings
·        Plant a garden and ...
·        Bring your produce to People's Market this summer!
Both buyers and swappers are invited to participate in our 3rd annual event.  Everyone is welcome, from novice to seasoned farmer. Many people find new varieties to try, so bring a box, and bring your favorites to share. 
Wasatch Community Gardens will be providing organically grown heirloom vegetable starts for attendees using their Horizon Food Stamps card.
If anyone wants to bring a larger number of plants, please contact us to sign up so we plan enough space for everyone.
Swappers: bring your cups and trays to the garden, we will register you at the event. There is no fee to participate, the event is free and open to the public.
You don't need a business license or tax number to sell agricultural products (like seedlings) that you grew yourself. Limited table space will be available.

For more information and tips about the Seedling Swap or the People’s Market visit
our website:

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