It’s an informal event co-sponsored by the museum and the Berry College Environmental Studies Program, Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, Action Ministries Rome, the Rome Federated Garden Club, and Rome Master Gardeners.
“The purpose of the Sewap is to encourage the production and protection of heirloom se and plant varieties that are at risk of being lost in order to provide a sustainable and diverse landscape in our community,” a press release stated. “Seed saving was particularly important to Cherokees like Major Ridge in order to sustain his family through the winter months and provide crops for the spring and summer.”
The program will begin with a presentation from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. on how to properly save se by Brian Campbell, Director of the Berry College Environmental Studies Program. After the presentation, garden enthusiasts can or trade se, cuttings, bulbs, and plants with other members of the community at the museum until 2 p.m.