Community and Business

The High Country Seed Swap is set for March 14 in Jefferson.

Ashe County Line reports the event will be held at Ashe Family Central, 626 Ashe Central School Road beginning at 8:30.

In addition to the day-long open exchange of seeds, there will also be workshops on apple tree grafting and fermented foods.

Gardeners are encouraged to bring surplus seeds, bulbs, cuttings and plants to exchange.

Seed swaps operate on the honor system in that gardeners will bring what the can this year, grow what the get from this swap and other sources, then bring saved seeds from their crops to next years swap.

The event is sponsored by theĀ  and supported by the Ashe County Farmers Market and Ashe Extension Master Gardeners Volunteers.

You can learn more by calling the Watauga Extension office at 828-264-3061 or the Ashe Extension office at 336-546-5850.