ALTON - The Three Rivers Project of Sierra Club Illinois will host its final Seed Swap of the season at the Milton Schoolhouse Gardens to provide community members with a sociable space to swap and share quality seeds, cuttings, and bulbs. Join fellow farmers and gardeners in celebration of the start of the spring gardening season at this community event, which is free and open to all.

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The second of Sierra Club’s two winter seed swaps will be held at the Milton Schoolhouse in Alton on Saturday, March 9 from 12:00 to 2:00pm. To register for the Seed Swap at the Milton Schoolhouse, visit If you are sharing self collected seeds, please label the homegrown seeds with the common or species name, year, and your name. If you are sharing commercial seed packets, there is no need to label the packets.

“Seed swaps are a fun and rewarding way to build community and share tips among local gardeners and farmers about gardening projects, native plants, and more,” said Three Rivers Project co-Coordinator Christine Favilla. “Whether you have leftover seeds from years past or are in need of new seeds for your next gardening project, we hope you’ll join us at our seed swap to share seeds and knowledge amongst our neighbors. Together, we can ensure that our harvests are bountiful!”

About the Sierra Club The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3.8 million members and supporters. In addition to protecting every person's right to get outdoors and access the healing power of nature, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit

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