Plant enthusiasts had the chance to grow their gardens Thursday with a community seed swap held by the Morgantown Seed Preservation Library on WVU’s campus. The public was invited to attend the afternoon exchange at Woodburn Circle. Bevin Cohen, author, herbalist, seed saver and owner of Small House Farm in Michigan was the guest host.
Cohen offers workshops and lectures nationwide on the benefits of living closer to the land through seeds, herbs and locally-grown food. He is a freelance writer and videographer whose work has appeared in several publications, including Mother Earth News, Hobby Farms, Grit Magazine, and the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company catalog.
The Morgantown Seed Preservation Library was founded by Mehmet Oztan, a service assistant professor of geography, in conjunction with the Morgantown Public Library, WVU Libraries and WVU Food Justice Lab. The seed library is housed in the Morgantown Public Library.