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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 opens March 1 for the free event on Saturday, March 20.

“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 pre-event will be labeled and come with care instructions. If gardeners would like 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. Learn more or register at 

The event will be at the U of I Extension office in Kendall County, on Route 47, about one mile south of Route 71. The address is 7775B IL Route 47, Yorkville. For questions, call the office at 630-553-5823 or email