The area's green-thumbs will be heading to Woodward High School for the Toledo Botanical Garden's 9th annual Seed Swap on Saturday, February 23. The event draws a thousand gardeners each year, who trade packets of seeds and host workshops, teaching amateurs how to get their plant on. Children can take a tour of Woodward's green house while parents navigate the “fun organized chaos” and attend talks on everything from bee keeping to garden design. “[It’s] a fun atmosphere with our community gardeners and an opportunity [for people] to plan their gardens,” says Marna Cousino, market and events manager for the Toledo Botanical Garden. Attendees receive five free tickets on arrival, plus additional tickets with any seeds they brought, which can then be spent on additional seed packets.
Noon-3pm. Free entry. Woodward High School, 701 E. Central Ave. 419-720-8714. www.toledogarden.org. —EH