There were info booths on seed saving, weeds, indigenous plants and berries and much more. They also had seeds for sale that are open-pollinated, heritage and heirloom, organic from a number of smaller seed companies.
To me the highlight is always the seed swap. Here you can get seeds saved by local gardeners to try out. In the past I got some seed potatoes, Deer Tongue Lettuce and a variety of beans. This year I got some seed potatoes again - 2 red (Red Dutch and Desiree) and 2 white (Russet Norkotah and German Butterball).
This was the first year, I was able to contribute some of my seeds. I donated a half dozen varieties of lettuce and greens, two kinds of spinach and a number of herbs.
They also have a raffle every year with numerous prizes from a load of manure to home canning, pottery and seeds, to teas and gardening books.
Lulu came along for the ride but waited in the car especially since it was raining quite heavily. When we returned home, it had just stopped raining so I left Lulu out for some fresh air. When she was coming in, it took her a long time to climb the stairs because she was drinking the raindrops had were hanging from the stairs and table right next to the stairs. She reminds me of a curious little kid - always checking things out that most of us don't even stop and notice.
Later in the afternoon, I got a call that I won one of the raffle prizes. :)
My prize was a tortilla chip and dip tray, 3 squash, a jar of pickled garlic scapes and a quart of canned apricots.
All in all, it was a great day! Everyone had thoughts of the up and coming growing season as the rain washed away a number of snow banks. Yippee! Spring is on the way!