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The fifth annual Long Island Regional Seed Consortium will be held Sunday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus. The event is sponsored by the college’s Office of Student Activities.

Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about how to save seeds, starting plants from seeds and other gardening inquiries. The event includes a farmers market, a panel discussion about saving seeds and a seed swap. Gardeners are invited to bring packets of leftover seeds to swap. A special area will be designated for experienced seed savers sharing seeds from garden heirlooms or rare varieties.

The event will feature special guests Eli Rogosa and Scott Chaskey. Rogosa, author of “Restoring Heritage Grains” will exhibit her collection of ancient wheats and will be available to sign books. Poet, farmer and educator, Chaskey is the author of “Seedtime and This Common Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm.” He will be exhibiting seeds and signing books.

Admission is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring one or more seed packets – full or partial- for general seed swap tables.

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