After a long summer of negotiation, the South Side Seed Exchange is reopening just in time for last minute fall seed swapping. The exchange will be housed in S.H.o.P. at 5638 S. Woodlawn Ave. in Hyde Park through next summer. S.H.o.P., short for the Southside Hub of Production, is a collective of like-minded visual artists, educators, gardeners, musicians, writers, and lots of other folks who are trying to create a “whole culture” environment in a turn-of-the-century mini-mansion that has been leased to us by the Unitarian Church for one year.
The exchange has many fall planting seeds available, including almost all of those mentioned by Illinois Extension service educator James Theuri in the article that follows this post (we are out of mustard green seed for now).
To learn more about S.H.o.P., visit the website or just stop by this Saturday, Oct. 1, any time after 4 p.m. for an open house featuring the work of many of the visual artists who will be exhibiting at S.H.o.P. over the course of the year.