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Pardon Our Enthusiasm…

September 10, 2021 | Kari

…there is so much going on in the world of gardening that we need to tell you about! We have been really ramping up for this season to bring back the original, in-person, Great American Seed Up!

The Seed Up transitioned to online ordering in 2020 and that is continuing, but we want to stay true to both our roots and our local gardeners! So once again we are hosting our one-of-a-kind, in-person, local, BULK seed shopping event on Friday, October 1st from 4 to 8 pm and Saturday, October 2nd from 10 am to 3 pm. And in order to help us navigate crowds and reduce wait times, registrations this year are scheduled on half hour time slots.

This unique and popular “pop up” seed bazaar offers well-known garden varieties in a bulk seed format where customers can scoop up as many seeds as they want from popcorn buckets.

Seed sold at the Seed Up is landrace and heirloom vegetables, herbs, beans, greens, grains, and flowers. These “true to type” varieties are known for adaptability to different regions and climates

We’ve used our buying power to secure bulk amounts of seed so that we can pass the savings along to you with non-GMO and open pollinated seed varieties! Plus, because this is who we are – we share loads of information and education.

Tickets are $7.50 and include access to the Seed Up event and a large array of educational webinars, podcasts and Seed Up Saturday recordings. Limited tickets will be sold for specific time slots, so plan on registering early to secure your slot. Once you reserve your ticket, we will add your name to our list. No need for any additional paperwork!

We will be at the same location as our previous events: The North Phoenix Baptist Church at 5757 N Central Ave, Building B, Phoenix, 85012. Parking available in the south lot.

About that education… We are doing it online so everyone has the same access to it. We are timing our next Seed Up Saturday to happen a couple Saturdays later on November 13th, starting at 1pm with new presentations and topics. Click HERE for full details and a line-up of speakers.

AND, if you really cannot make the in-person event this year, we’ve still got our generously portioned Seed Up In a Box bundles which can be purchased at

During the actual Great American Seed Up we will have a Facebook LIVE event feed hosted by Terra Rose Ganem of Brilliant Planet. Get a taste of the excitement, see what everyone is talking about, get ideas for your own gardens. Join Terra as she gives you a virtual tour of the event, chat with our experts, and shares what it is like to be a participant in a Great American Seed Up.

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