Kendall County Master Gardeners’ annual seed swap this Saturday

Master Gardener Steve Wolf of Sandwich (right) explains the seed germination test demonstrations at the 2020 seed swap.

Get free seeds and free advice to plan your 2023 gardens at the sixth annual Kendall County Master Gardener Community Seed Swap on Saturday, Jan. 28, in Yorkville.

“Seed Swap participants can choose from a variety of free seeds, including vegetables, flowers, herbs, and native plants,” said Sarah Fellerer, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program coordinator in Kendall County. “It is a great way to diversify your garden or try growing something new, and our trained Master Gardener and Master Naturalist volunteers will be available for questions.”

Visitors do not need to bring seeds to participate. All pre-collected seeds will be labeled and include care instructions. If community members would like to bring seeds to share, make sure they are fresh, labeled, and not from F1 hybrids so they grow true to type, Fellerer said.

This year, there is no need to register. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the U of I Extension office, 7775B Route 47, about one mile south of Route 71 in Yorkville. For information on this event, visit

For questions, call the office at 630-553-5823 or email