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Oregon County seed swap this weekend

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The first annual Oregon County Area Seed Swap and Pot Luck will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Oregon County Country Music Theater in Thayer.

Organizer Deb Slack, of Ozarks Self-Reliant Living University, is sponsoring the event. She said she planned the seed swap after attending a similar event in West Plains that was organized by local gardener and writer Jill Henderson.

"Several Oregon County residents suggested we have a seed swap and pot luck here because we all had such a good time in West Plains," Slack said. "Gardening season is coming -- and this is a chance to share our seeds and plants and have good fellowship, meet interesting people and share our love of gardening."

Lunch will begin at noon. Attendees are asked to bring a dish, and their seeds and plants clearly labeled and marked as either heirloom or hybrid if possible.

All the seed and plant swaps will be free, but visitors can also bring barter items.

Slack said seeds can be packaged in any size, possibly five melon or gourd seeds, or 20-30 bean seeds. Seed swaps are not limited to vegetable gardening.

For information, call Deb Slack at (417) 264-2435.

Oregon County Country Music Theater is at 510 W. Walnut St. in Thayer on the north side of the street, one block east of the Headstart School.

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