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Chieftains Museum to host seed swap and family free day on Feb. 10 - Rome News

Chieftains Museum to host seed swap and family free day on Feb. 10 – Rome News

The Chieftains Museum and Major Ridge Home will be hosting the fifth annual Floyd County Seed Swap in conjunction with a Family Free Day at the museum on Feb. 10.

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.

For those interested in seeing what the Seed Swap and the museum are all about, the museum is offering free admission for the entire day.

For more information on the seed swap and free day and other upcoming events, contact the museum at (706) 291-9494 or visit the museum’s website at www.chieftainsmuseum.org.

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