2019 workshop schedule online

The 2019 Free the Seeds! workshop schedule is now available online! Learn about seed starting, canning, fruit tree pruning, gardening with wildlife, and dozens of other topics. We invite you to participate in community conversations on building a resilient, regional food system and more. Check out the full 2019 schedule!

Where to donate seeds

Did you know your saved seeds can be donated before the Fair?  Drop-off locations are Kalispell, Columbia Falls, and Bigfork ImagineIF libraries, Eureka Library, Whitefish Library, Camas Organic Market in Hot Springs, and The Good Seed Company in Whitefish. Look for the box near the entrance marked “Free the Seeds.” Please package and label your seeds with: 1) common name and variety, 2) city/town where collected, and 3) year collected. The…

Volunteer at the 2019 Fair!

Want to help make the 4th annual Free the Seeds! Fair a success? We have over 75 volunteer slots to fill, and your help is much needed! Email Pamela at volunteer@freetheseedsmontana.com, and let her know you’d like to help. If you have a preference — working the seed swap, setup/breakdown, facilitating workshops, or something else — let her know that as well. We’ll do our best to accommodate your request based on…

We did it!

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped to make the 3rd annual Free the Seeds! Seed and Start Fair a huge success! At this year’s event, we: Gave away nearly 20,000 seed packets to our 1,250+ attendees Brought together 39 local farms, garden centers, businesses, and organizations to share their experience and expertise with our community Provided 22 free workshops where attendees learned skills related to preparing, growing, improving,…

2018 workshop schedule

The 2018 Free the Seeds! workshop schedule is now available online! Learn about beekeeping, raising chickens, food preservation, converting lawn to garden, fruit tree pruning, and dozens of other topics. We invite you to participate in community conversations on connecting farmers to chefs, recycling food waste, protecting local sources of food with seeds, and sustaining school gardens. Check it out: 2018 Workshop Schedule

Workshop videos now online

Ready to get inspired for March 3rd’s Free the Seeds! Seed and Start Fair? Check out our videos from last years’ workshops, and learn about beekeeping, making sourdough bread, fruit tree pruning, herbs for medicinal and culinary use, among other topics. Our mission is to build a sustainable and resilient future through real seeds, real food, and real skills. Is there a topic you would like to see presented at a…

Mark your calendar and join Free the Seeds!

Mark your calendar and join Free the Seeds! on March 3, 2018, at Flathead Valley Community College for our 3rd annual Seed and Start Fair! Now’s the time to think about how you want to become involved. Here are ways to participate in this volunteer-run, community-supported event: Become a sponsor or donor: Make a financial contribution. It costs nearly $10,000 to produce the Seed and Start Fair, and we rely…

Be a Free the Seeds! Sponsor

Free the Seeds! is run entirely by volunteers and relies on funding from sponsors. It’s not too early to support the 2018 Seed and Start Fair. Start by downloading our new sponsorship tiers for 2018. Choose your tier level, make your donation, and we’ll do the rest! We love all of our sponsors, and there’s an option for everyone who wants to support Free the Seeds! Perhaps you’re a Sprout…

Community Calendar

Have an upcoming event? Feel free to add it to our Free the Seeds! Community Calendar! Events should support real food, real seeds, and real skills that help us all build a resilient and sustainable future.

New Website

We are happy to share our newly updated website for Free the Seeds!  Bookmark http://freetheseedsmontana.com/blog for the latest news and details about our March 2018 Free the Seeds! Seed and Start Fair. On our website, you will also find videos of past workshops, resources to help you save seeds and grow your garden, and a Community Calendar where you can submit your events and learn about sustainable activities going on…