The Land Trust of Bucks County is proud to sponsor a series of events throughout the year. These events are fundraisers the organization at the same time endeavors to make the events an enjoyable time for all participants. Here is a listing of the various events we sponsor. Note some of these are events are sponsored by other entities which have designated the Land Trust of Bucks County as the beneficiary for event admission proceeds.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Land Trust of Bucks County has announced that it is cancelling its annual Seed Swap event scheduled for January 30th, 2021 at the Plumsteadville Grange. This annual event held on the last Saturday in January is an opportunity for gardeners to come together to exchange seeds from their best plants to increase biodiversity. While we are cancelling the in-person event, the land trust encourages gardeners to continue to save seeds from their gardens and exchange seeds on an informal basis where practical. Hopefully the Land Trust will be able to host the event next year and continue the tradition for the event in Bucks County.
ANNUAL MEETING - This event is for our members, potential members and other interested parties. The purpose of the meeting is to review for our members the significant events of the past year and advise them of our future plans and goals. Additionally, we update for them any other notable news on land preservation including any recent legislative actions on all government levels. A most anticipated part of the meeting is a presentation by a guest speaker who educates our members on an important topic that is related to the mission of the Land Trust.
SEED SWAP - Seed swapping has been a long time tradition in the gardening world. People have been trading seeds since the first crops were raised often as part of an annual harvest celebration. By trading seed, you are able to develop and diversify your seed supply. It's also a great way to meet some other local gardeners and start a dialog about horticulture and share the wealth of your own growing efforts. One of the great benefits of attending a local seed swap is that you get seed from plants that have survived your region's growing conditions. It's locally adapted seed, which should bring good yields for you. If you buy fresh seeds every year from a garden center, catalogue, or other supplier, you know the costs can quickly add up. Whereas, saving your own seeds and trading them with others is completely free, other than taking a little time in the process. You will also find many unique varieties that simply don't exist in the catalogues. The majority of store-bought seeds come from somewhere else. And the parent plants could have grown in conditions completely different from your local environment. A seed swap is also a low cost way for you to expand your garden. Both Burpee Seed Company and Dublin Agway donated seed packets for the 2020 exchange and all participants receive a free packet of a wildflower and native grass seed from the Land Trust of Bucks County. National Seed Swap Day is the last Saturday in January so join us at this wonderful event.
COCKTAILS & CANAPÉS FOR A CAUSE - Guests partake in different pairings of hors d'oeuvres and desserts with wine, beer, and spirits at a beautiful private residence. It is a great way to support the organization and meet a group of people that support land preservation.
We would like to thank everyone who attended and supported our 2019 event including our business sponsors:
AGA Farms, Perkasie, PA
Dad's Hat Rye, Bristol, PA
Don Moss, Woodworker, Perkasie, PA
Donna Shaw, Ottsville, PA
Elephant Sewing Works, Perkasie, PA
Ely Farm Products, Newtown, PA
Hats Galore & More, Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA
Hewn Spirits, Pipersville, PA
Jewelry Nest Boutique, Peddlers Village, Lahaska, PA
PA Soup & Seafood, Doylestown, PA
Penn Taproom, Doylestown, PA
Piper Hill Company, Pipersville, PA
Scott Guiser, Bedminster, PA
Skin 'n Tonic, New Hope, PA
Stenciled Floorcloths by Michele Hollick, Hollis, NH
The Milford House, Milford, NJ
Tröegs Independent Brewing, Hershey, PA
ROAD RALLY - This fun activity is a unique way for participants to see and learn about our beautiful Bucks County. The rally has participants travel around Bucks County on a preplanned route that requires them to follow directions and solve clues involving various points of interest in the County. Cars leave the starting point one by one at timed intervals with a detailed itinerary in hand. They are asked to write down answers to specific questions pertaining to locations seen along the route. At the conclusion, a simple reception is held and prizes are awarded for the fastest and most accurate results. It is a great way to see the County and learn more about the history of the area.
THANK YOU to all who participated and to our sponsors: Penn Community Bank; Piper Hill Co.; Washington House; Plant Health Solutions; Original Dominick's at Dublin; Cypress Design and Event Décor Rental Studio; and Dublin Agway for supporting this year's Road Rally!