Seed Share Event

It all starts with the seeds. Local farmers, gardeners, and seed savers share the same desire to have high-quality open-pollinated seeds that are adaptable to the Sierra foothill region. So it is that every February for over a decade FoCuS sponsors an event with our collaborative partners, the Master Gardeners, for the locals to share or purchase seeds. The seeds for purchase are ordered in bulk and volunteers repackage them into coin envelopes available to the public for a very reasonable donation. Attendees of the event can also listen to educational talks about permaculture, gardening tips, starting seeds, and more.

Because our area has been in severe drought for several years we also discuss water conservation methods such as mulching, drip systems, gardening on contour, and permaculture concepts like Hugelkulturs. Any gardening questions, or questions about seeds for our area, can be answered by qualified green thumbers at our event. If you want to be in charge of your own food quality, it’s time to get your garden going!

Event Details


Saturday, February 17, 2024 – 10AM until 3PM

Tuolumne Veterans Memorial Hall at 18375 Fir Ave. in Tuolumne, CA

A $10 donation gets you 10 seed packets, each additional packet is $1.

Speaker Schedule

10:15 AM Master Gardener Nancy Bliss – “How to Start Your Seeds

11:15 AM NP Herbalist Laureen Campana, “Plants to Grow and Herbal Remedies to Make Right Out of Your Garden

12:30 Elaine Schmidt, student of Dr. Elaine Ingham’s Soil Food Web School, “Introduction to Soil Microbiology

1:30 Master Gardener, Beverly Bualon, “Common Garden Pests

2:30 Jordan Lowery, Local Farmer, “Permaculture

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