Contact us! Get involved!

This website is a bit out of date, but the Philadelphia Seed Exchange is alive and well! In Winter 2015/2016, we had 3 very well attended seed swaps in partnership with the Culinary Literacy Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Stay tuned for more swaps this Fall and Winter and beyond! Please find us on Facebook and email us at – Our Main Webpage

The Philadelphia Seed Exchange has a new webpage. Features include a calendar of events, seed database, forums and educational resources.

Mt. Airy Learning Tree Classes: Seed Saving with Winter Greens

Learn how to grow your own winter greens and save the seeds from year to year. Registration is now open for our Mt. Airy Learning Tree courses. Join us May 20 or June 10 for an afternoon session. We will help you plan your garden for winter greens (kale, collards, Brussels sprouts, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and more) and a spring crop of seeds.

For more information visit the Mt. Airy Learning Tree webpage.
Class name is “Seed Saving with Winter Greens”…

Free Seed and Plant Exchange: Sunday April 22

Join us for a free seed and plant exchange at CIRCA 1212 on South St. in Philly Sunday April 22 from 2-5pm. Bring seeds if you got ’em. What if I don’t have seeds? Not a problem. We have seeds to share. Bring plants to swap too!

Seed Exchange Tomorrow!

What’s purple in the earth, red at market and yellow on the table? Find out at our free seed and plant exchange Sunday, 2-5pm at Weaver’s Way Coop in Mt. Airy. 559 Carpentar Lane, Philadelphia, Pa 19119. This event is free and open to the public. Bring seeds and plants to share and swap with local gardeners and urban farmers. Don’t have any seeds? Not a problem! We have a growing collection of seeds available to take home.

For questions or to help volunteer at the table contact us: phillyseedexchange AT gmail DOT com

See you there!

Only one week until our f…

Only one week until our first of many seed and plant exchanges in 2012. Sunday, Feb 26, Mt Airy Weavers Way Coop. 2-5 pm. See you there!

Registration is Open!

We are proud to be a Community Partner of The Home Grown Institute. Registration is open for the March 24-25  “Springing Good Intentions Into Action” conference to be held at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, in NW Philadelphia.
  • 50+ Hands-on Home-Scaled Sustainable Skills Workshops including:
    • edible gardens,

      community and school gardens
    • seed-saving, soil enrichment, 4 season harvest
    • bees, chickens, worms, aquaponics
    • food preservation, fermentation
    • repurposing, upcycling, natural building
  • Fun, Engaging and Educational KIDS and TEEN program
  • Seed Exchange and Tool Swap
  • Silent Auction, Awards Reception
  • Local, Organic, Seasonal Lunch
  • Free Rain Barrel or Worm Farm Composter for all registrants*
  • Work-exchange financial aid available
Contributions to the Silent Auction benefit our Community Scholarship Fund
Watch for the Weekend At-A-Glance Pull-Out in The Weavers Way Shuttle (February, page 10)
View the Weekend At-a-Glance and Full Program online ( or
Download the docs from the website (
For more information, contact
Register soon. Late fee applies after February 24. Registration closes March 19.

* one per family/residence. All repurposed from reclaimed food grade plastic. Supplies are limited.

Free Seed and Plant exchange

Join us on Sunday, Feb 26 from 2-5 at Weavers Way Coop in Mt. Airy. Bring seeds to share or browse through our collection for your garden. Have questions? Send us an email: phillyseedexchange @ gmail . com

Happy New Years from Philly Seed Exchange!

It’s time to start planning your garden and seed saving projects. Spring is just around the corner. Start your cold weather seedlings indoors (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collards, spinach) in late January for outdoor planting in March.

Coming soon:
– New PSE Web Site
– “Who am I?” Plant Identification Game on Twitter
– The “Adopt-A-Plant” Program

Join us on March 24 at the Home Grown Institute conference.

Happy growing!

Free Lecture and Exchange: Dec 10

Space is still available for our upcoming event, Saturday Dec 10, at the Wister Education Center in Swarthmore, PA. We will begin the afternoon with a lecture about seed saving and plant breeding at 2pm followed by a seed and plant swap. No need to RSVP, just show up. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions:

See you there!