25th Annual HPS/MAG Annual Seed Exchange

We invite you to choose from many hundreds of seed varieties, 98 never before offered in our exchange.

The 2018-2019 Seed Exchange is open! Click here to go to our SeedShop page where member may peruse the catalog, order, and pay securely online. The Seed Exchange is a HPS/MAG member benefit and you must log in to order. Click here to join HPS/MAG today! Mail-in paper orders must be received by January 26. Orders received by mail after January 26 will not be filled. FINAL ONLINE ORDER DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, JANUARY 31.The 2018-2019 Seed Exchange! 

Paper catalogs have been mailed to those who have requested them. Click here to view a copy of the paper catalog. We are offering almost 1000 varieties, including over 80 types new to this exchange! 

Each member may order 25 packets of seed, limited to one packet of any particular seed/donor combination. The price per order is $20. Members who donate five or more types of seed to this year’s Exchange, as well as this year’s Seed Exchange volunteers, may order 10 bonus packets. Seeds will be mailed late in February.

Submit you order as soon as possible to enhance the likelihood of receiving all of your first choices.  Dual members of a single household may each place an order; each order requires the $20 fee and only one is entitled to the donor/volunteer bonus, if applicable. Seeds orders will be filled in the order received: requests from donors and volunteers will be honored first. Supplies of some seed are very limited, so add your choices to your cart and send your order in as soon as you are ready.  

The Seed Exchange Committee encourages you to place your order from our spectacular SeedShop and make your payment securely and electronically.  However, if  you prefer to submit paper forms, please download and print the order form found in the catalog, and send it with your check for $20.00 to Mary Ann Thomas, 8600 Elliston Drive, Wyndmoor PA 19038. All paper order forms must be received by January 26. Checks received after January 26 will be returned.  

REMINDER: The deadline for donated seed is January 8, 2019. Mail seeds to Loretta DeMarco, 603 Walnut Ln, Philadelphia PA 19128. Contact Carole Maher, at [email protected], or 215-884-1662, if you have any questions.  

2019 Seed Exchange Calendar - revised 

January 8. Mail or deliver donations: Seed may be submitted by mail or delivered by January 8 to Loretta DeMarco, 603 Walnut Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19128. 

January 12. Seed Propagation Workshop: Alice Doering and Helen Standen demonstrate at Jenkins Arboretum, 9:30 am – noon. Open to HPS/MAG members and nonmembers for a fee, $5 and $10, respectively. 

January 26. Mail in seed order deadline: Members can submit their orders. Orders are filled on a first-received basis and must received by Mary Ann Thomas by January 26. There will be no late ordering period for paper forms this year, but orders will be taken online through January 31. 

January 29. Seed Propagation Workshop: Loretta DeMarco demonstrates at The Henry Foundation, 10:30–12:30. Open to members only for a $5 fee. 

January 30. Start of checking, cleaning, packaging, & filling orders workshops: Work performed by HPS/MAG volunteers at The Henry Foundation on Tuesdays Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm. 

January 31. Online seed order deadline: Members can submit their orders online through this date. No orders will be taken after January 31. 

Seed Exchange Educational Workshop 

Seed Propagation Workshop at The Henry Foundation

801 Stony Lane, Gladwyne, PA

Tues, Jan 29, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

This enjoyable workshop will be taught by Loretta DeMarco. Beginners as well as experienced seed starters are welcome. Loretta will demonstrate some interesting methods to germinate different types of seeds. Supplies will be available for participants to start some seeds to take home. A fee of $5.00 (to cover expenses) is payable by cash or check at the door.

This is a members-only event, and space is limited, so you will need to preregister online at www.hardyplant.org or call Carole Maher at 215-884-1662. Registration now open.  

2019 Seed Exchange Workshops- volunteers welcome 

Workshops to clean and package seeds for our Seed Exchange begin on Wednesday, January 30, and continue into February. We will take a week-long break the week of February 3rd and resume the week of February 10. The workshops are held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm at The Henry Foundation for Botanical Research, 801 Stony Lane, Gladwyne, PA. Workshops are a great way to meet and chat with fellow members while we work. They are also a wonderful way to learn new things about seeds and seed propagation. Most importantly, the workshops are fun! Bring a lunch for yourself and maybe a snack to share. Coffee, tea, and water will be provided.

To schedule a workshop, please contact our volunteer coordinator Polly Garnett at [email protected], 610- 695-9135. Since the Seed Exchange workshops may coincide with the worst of the winter's weather, we will notify volunteers of cancellations with an announcement on the home page of the HPS/MAG website, www.hardyplant.org, by 8:00 am of each workshop day on which the weather is a factor. For those without access to a computer, if the weather is bad, please call Carole Maher at 215-356-7377.