Kendall Master Gardeners to host annual Seed Swap on March 20

Do you want to expand your gardens, or are you new to gardening? Get a jump on the growing season with the fourth annual Kendall County Master Gardener Community Seed Swap in Yorkville. Registration is now open for the free event Saturday, March 20, with 30-minute time slots from 9 a.m. to noon.

“It is a great way to diversify your garden or try a new variety,” said Sarah Fellerer, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program coordinator in Kendall County. “Seed swap participants can choose from a wide variety of vegetable, flower, herb and native plant seeds.”

Master Gardeners will be available for questions, and all seeds collected before the event will be labeled and come with care instructions. If gardeners want to bring seeds to share, they should be fresh and labeled and not from F1 hybrids, so they grow true to type.

This year, participants are required to register for a 30-minute time slot. Physical distancing and face masks will be required. For information or to register, visit

The event will be at the U of I Extension office, 7775B Route 47, Yorkville, about 1 mile south of Route 71. For questions, call the office at 630-553-5823 or email