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Gardeners Welcome at Museum of Agriculture on January 30

January 21, 2016

The sunshine and blue skies of springtime are just over the horizon so it’s time for gardeners to get ready to dig in the dirt.  The Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will whet your appetite for the back yard planting season ahead with a one-of-kind event on Jan. 30 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

“We invite all gardeners and our Wiregrass Farmers Market friends to bring excess plants and bulbs left over from thinning garden beds, saved heirloom seeds, and all matter of extra seeds to share with other folks interested in gardening at the annual plant and seed swap,” said Polly Huff, assistant director and curator at the Museum.

Admission is free to the event, which will take place in the lobby of the Museum.  A local sharpener will be on site so participants can bring their favorite gardening tool and have it sharpened for free.  Wiregrass Market vendor and board member JoBeth Easters will host an activity table where young and old can learn to make seed tapes.

“You are welcome to bring garden items to swap or just come with nothing but your knowledge and a few questions,” Huff said.  “You might leave with a few plants.  No money is to change hands for any of the plants or the seeds.  Even those who don’t want to take any new plants home will learn a lot in friendly conversations with fellow gardeners who enjoy digging in the dirt.”

Huff said a bonus for visitors will be a chance to view the retrospective exhibit of local artist Annette Rigdon Swan, which will be on display in the lobby of the Museum.  For more information, interested persons can contact Huff at (229) 392-5513 or email her at
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