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It’s Christmas for gardeners.

The Deer Lagoon Grange in Langley is ground zero for veggie lovers, with an annual seed swap set to go down Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 AM until noon.

The grange is located at 5142 Bayview Road, and the event is open to the public.

Bring your seeds. Come to get some in return. And you never know what info you might pick up from fellow soil enthusiasts.

“Love to see you all there,” said event organizer Sarah Kirkconnell.

“This is about community. Build the community you want, that shares knowledge and skills.”

Sno-Isle Libraries previously ran seed swaps but discontinued the practice during the height of the pandemic.

So Kirkconnell and company stepped up to fill a need last year and are keeping it going this time around.

“Not having a seed swap yearly was a huge loss in people coming together,” Kirkconnell said.

“People saw the sign and stopped in.

“They were just so happy to socialize with other people who love gardening.”

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It’s (almost) growing season.

With spring peeking around the corner, the Deer Lagoon Grange in Bayview is hosting a seed swap this Saturday, Feb. 12.

The event, which is free and open to all, runs from 10 AM-2 PM.

What’s a seed swap?

Well, exactly what it sounds like, and a lot more.

Seeds of all sizes, shapes, and varieties will be swapped, and much gardening chatter will be heard.

You do NOT have to bring seeds to participate, though the more, the merrier.

Plants will be shared in addition to the seeds, along with charts on when it’s best to plant on Whidbey Island.

“Get inspired. Live the rural life of Whidbey,” said event organizer Sarah Kirkconnell. “Dream of warmer days in your garden … or the pots on your deck.

“Almost everyone can grow … even if you swear you have a black thumb.”

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