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Join the Long Island Regional Seed Consortium on Saturday, February 13, for their 2nd Annual Seed Swap!

LIRSC’s Seed Swap will run from 1-4 p.m. at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead. Last year’s event attracted over 300 attendees.

Bring your saved seeds, your used packets from last year’s garden, or simply your enthusiasm. On the line-up already is a panel on the cult-favorite Long Island Cheese Pumpkin. You won’t want to miss it!


1 p.m. Intro to Seed Saving
Steph Gaylor
Invincible Summer Farms, Southold, NY

1:30 p.m Cultivating Seeds in Containers & Small Spaces
Zach Pickens
Roof Top Ready Seeds, Brooklyn, NY

2 p.m The Journey of a NY Heirloom: Hanks’s Xtra Special Baking Bean in Ghent
Ken Greene
Hudson Valley Seed Library, Accord, NY

2:30 p.m What You Must Know About Vegetable Diseases When Saving Seed
Meg McGrath
Associate Professor of Plant Pathology

3 p.m The Long Island Cheese Pumpkin: A Panel Discussion on a Local Heirloom with:
Ken Ettlinger
Ken Greene
Celeste Topazio: Sagtikos Manor
Caroline Fanning: Restoration Farm
Eileen M. Duffy: Edible East End
Steph Gaylor (Moderator)

3:30 p.m Selecting Varieties for Long Island
Ken Ettlinger
Associate Professor of Earth and Space Science


February 13, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Suffolk County Community College
121 Speonk Riverhead Rd, Shinnecock Science Bldg
Riverhead, NY 11901
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