crops2swap (or Zelemenjava in Slovene) is a civil initiative for exchanging surplus seeds, seedlings and crops from home gardens, which enables all the participants to eat better, save money, reduce food waste and to meet the neighbours. Proud to be active since March 13th 2013.
We organize crop swaps in many towns all over Slovenia. All our events are organized on a volunteer basis and many participants help out with the equipment, skills and ideas.
The atmosphere at our gatherings is informal and relaxed, and people of all generations, social backgrounds and gardening styles are welcome. Our only rule is that money is not used as an exchange currency, with which we promote self-sufficiency and solidarity among members of the local community.
Some tips on how to organise a plant / seed / harvest swap in your community (or even your flat) – you can watch the recordings here.
Darja has also written a detailed guide on swapping (the first of several “Growing Community” Recipe Cards) that we are getting designed and will be available for you soon. In the meantime you can read some swapping FAQs by Darja, in this PDF.
(Thanks to Mark and Vertical Veg)