Recently, I attended the Northern Chapter meeting of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey to participate in the Native Plant Seed Exchange.  Members collected extra seeds to dry, label and generously share with other plant enthusiasts.  Eileen, the chapter chair said, “It was a great way to inexpensively increase the diversity in your garden.  Even if you already have some of these plants already it may be helpful to introduce new genes into your habitat.”

Bagged Native Seeds For Trade

Native Seeds Labeled in Recycled Envelopes

Tall Meadow Rue Seed Packets for Exchange

After inquiring about using the extra seeds for native seed packets and creating seed balls, the club members generously agreed to donate them to help educate future program participants about the value of  native plants that attract native wildlife.

Native Seeds Mixed Into a Bag

One seed can make a difference.  We need you to plant it.

David Alexander is author of the Buzz Into Action & Hop Into Action Science Curricula.  He specializes in making nature accessible to people and wildlife.  You can follow him at www.natureintoaction.com

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