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Seed Exchange Workshop 2/9 - Volunteer Activity
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, Pennsylvania 19063
United States

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Wednesday, February 09, 2022, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

Seed Exchange Workshop: Volunteer Activity

Once again, dozens of volunteers will meet at Tyler Arboretum in Media, PA to sort and divide seed into packets to satisfy the 2022 Seed Exchange orders. Working with the Seed Exchange is a fun way to meet fellow plant lovers in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. 

Any member or non-member can volunteer to clean and sort seeds.  To order seeds, one must be a member of HPS/MAG.

Important Volunteer Information  from Polly Garnett, Polly Garnett, our Seed Exchange volunteer coordinator:

The Seed Exchange workshops will be cleaning, sorting and packaging seeds again at the Tyler Arboretum in its Terrace Room (located at the back side of the Barn). Workshops will begin on Wednesday, Jan.26 and Thursday, Jan. 27th, working from 10 a.m-3 p.m. and continue each week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through Feb. 1- 17, weather permitting or until we are finished. We want only 8 volunteers each day. FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED INSIDE THE ROOM. Hopefully each person will be vaccinated and boosted. We will have seating carefully spaced and provide sanitizer, gloves, and wipes. We will be cleaning surfaces at the end of each day. What we found last year was that the opportunity to socialize was wonderful!! Do remember to dress warmly as the room can be chilly.

Directions to Tyler Arboretum can be found online. Stop at the visitor’s center to announce that you are volunteering at the Seed Exchange.

This is a terrific wintertime activity, getting to know other HPS members, and sharing all types of info. Non-members are also welcome to help.

To ensure that we have adequate coverage each day, but no more than 8 scheduled, it is important that you schedule your volunteer day(s) in advance with Polly Garnett, our Seed Exchange volunteer coordinator. 

Here is Polly's contact info: 
Polly Garnett
[email protected]

Please bring your lunch. We will have a microwave if you wish to warm something.

As winter weather is unpredictable, we ask that before you set out on your scheduled day, you check on the HPS website, www.HardyPlant.org for any cancellation announcement that will be on the site by 8 am. Or if you prefer, if weather is questionable, you can call the seed exchange chairman, Susan Doblmaier after 8 am, 215-200-0660. She will try to remember to look at her phone.

We look forward to hearing from you and possibly seeing you this year!

2022 Dates for Seed Exchange Order Fulfillment Workshops: 
January 26, 27
February 1, 2, 3
February 8, 9 10
February 15, 16, 17
These workshops are posted on our calendar with all the details.


Any member or non-member can submit seeds or volunteer to clean and sort seeds.  To order seeds, one must be a member of HPS/MAG.  Click here for the membership form.

If you have other questions, please contact Susan Doblmaier, [email protected] or 215-542-7865.

Contact: Susan Doblmaier at [email protected]