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Indiana Farmers Union Female Farmer Chapter Hosts First Annual Seed Swap

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The newly established female farmer chapter, known as Females Farming Forward, under Indiana Farmers Union, is hosting its first annual event on April 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Indianapolis City Market. The free event, titled the Circle City Seed and Plantling Swap, will offer guests a chance to purchase and/or trade seeds and plantlings in time for the start of the 2018 growing season.

Seed saving protects and preserves biodiversity of seeds, which helps strengthen local food systems, encourages educational and community resource building, protects area pollinators, and honors our cultural history and agricultural heritage. All are welcome, and seeds and plantlings are not a requirement for guests to attend. Hand-crafted, farmer-made door prizes will be given to the first 25 attendees.

The female farmer chapter formed in early January of 2018, and it is the first of its kind in the history of Indiana Farmers Union and its parent organization, National Farmers Union. Made up of approximately 15 forward-thinking female Hoosier farmers, the chapter embraces and encourages the sustainable production of food, fiber, feed, fuel, and flowers. The chapter is seeking additional members to grow its participation in community events and state presence in coming years.

For more information on the event, please email peaceandplenty3@yahoo.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/565960850446627/. For more information on Indiana Farmers Union or any of its chapters, please email indianafarmersunion@gmail.com or call (317) 371-2970. To find the Females Farming Forward on Facebook, visit: https://www.facebook.com/femalesfarmingforward/