MILL CITY GROWS HOSTS 8TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY SEED SWAP ON SATURDAY, MARCH 18, FROM 10AM TO 1PM
More than 1,000 free seed packets will be available to the public, including flower, herb, fruit, and vegetable seeds!
[LOWELL, MA] – Lowell-based non-profit Mill City Grows (MCG) hosts its 8th Annual Seed Swap in person and outdoors on Saturday, March 18, from 10am to 1pm, in the parking lot at MCG’s headquarters at 19 Hall Street, Lowell. The highly anticipated Seed Swap kicks off MCG’s annual events and celebrates the spring growing season by making a variety of seeds available to the community at no cost. Attendees can choose from more than 1,000 seed packets for their home, school, or community gardens. Information about Mill City Grows’ Community Garden Program will be available, as well as MCG’s CSA Farm Share Program, Mobile Markets, and Farm to Table Cooking Classes. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to Mill City Grows’ ROOT Kitchen, also at 19 Hall Street. Event organizers respectfully request that attendees wear masks while at the Seed Swap.
Mill City Grows is grateful to the following seed organizations and businesses who have generously donated seeds for distribution to the community (as of March 1): American Meadows, Burpee Gardens, Fruition Seeds, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Peaceful Valley, Renee’s Garden.
The Annual Seed Swap is free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of Mill City Grows’ 2023 Annual Event Sponsors (as of March 1): The Nancy L. and Richard K. Donahue Charitable Foundation, Plenus Group, Inc., Microdesk, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Princeton Properties, Verizon, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Griffin Greenhouse Supply, Bootstrap Compost, Aberthaw Construction, Mahoney Oil Company, Gallagher & Cavanaugh, LLP.
Limited handicapped parking is available at 19 Hall Street. Additional parking is available in metered spots on Suffolk Street. For more information, please contact Chaya Sophon at Chaya@millcitygrows.org or call 978-455-2620. Event updates will be posted on the 2023 Seed Swap Facebook Event.
About Mill City Grows
For the past 10 years, Mill City Grows (MCG) has worked towards food justice in Lowell, Massachusetts, using the following strategies and programs: education in and out of schools, supporting community leadership through community gardens, increasing urban agriculture through urban farming, implementing a mobile market, and empowering people to produce their own food. MCG infuses food production spaces with food education to support their belief that a community that understands how to grow, access, and prepare healthy food will have better quality of life and deeper investment in their local environment. Visit MillCityGrows.org to learn more, and follow MCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Jessica Moore-Wilson, Executive Director