It’s fundraising season again! The Taos Seed Exchange and the various seed swaps cost money. They are free community services that run on donations of money, seed, and volunteer love. I donate my own time and money as well, but life isn’t free!
Approximate expenses this year are:
Advertising for the big seed swap – 250-450
Supplies (envelopes, paper, ink, pens, scissors, markers, tape, signs, etc) – 100
Postage (for seed donations received) – 75
I might have to buy a table for one seed exchange station – TBD, but maybe $25 or so.
The goal for this year is $600. It is lower than last year, because the Taos County Cooperative Extension Service of NMSU has donated the room at the Juan I Gonzales Agricultural Building. We are also sharing the cost of advertising. What a blessing! But I still have to raise the rest.
At the bake sale in February, we raised about $160. Thanks to everyone who came, traded, ate delicious goodies, and donated! It was so much fun, and I got excited about the seed and gardening year ahead!
There are donation jars at the seed exchange stations. Or you can buy Renee’s Garden Seeds to use as your trade item, if they are available. There is always a way to support us!
Please donate via PayPal below, or contact me for other payment methods. I do not have non-profit status, so this is not tax deductible! Know that it is going to a wonderful cause, and a much-needed service in our community.