Northwoods Seed Exchange Potluck

12pm – 2 pm Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at the Discovery Center Historic YCC Lodge

Join North Lakeland Discovery Center’s Garden Club and the Northwoods Seed Exchange on Tuesday, March 14, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM at NLDC’S Historic YCC Lodge to gather with our plant loving, garden enthusiast friends to swap and winter-sow seeds at a friendly potluck, so bring something to share!

We will have free seeds available that have been collected and donated though the Northwoods Seed Exchange, and no, you do not have to have donated or bring seeds to get seeds! We will also be teaching how to winter-sow plants and using our time to winter-sow seeds for the Discovery Center or for you to take home.

Registration is free, but required:

What is Winter-Sowing?

We’ll follow Trudi Davidoff’s Winter Sowing Method. In simplest terms we turn a recycled container into a greenhouse, sow the seeds inside in potting mix, leave the containers outside, and the seeds will germinate when mother nature says its time. This method is very easy, low labor, and produces some of the hardiest seedlings for planting. It is ideal for many native plants which require stratification.