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Free the Seeds workshops March 2 at FVCC

| February 21, 2024 12:00 AM

Free The Seeds returns to the Flathead Valley on Saturday, March 2, for the ninth year of interactive workshops, activities and seed sharing.

Land to Hand MT expects more than 1,200 people to attend this free fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in FVCC’s Arts and Technology Building. The theme for 2024 is Tiny Seeds, Big Impact.

This year’s event will offer:

- Seed Giveaway! Grab a Garden Starter Bundle or wait in line to pick out specific seeds. 

- 20+ educational workshops by local experts. Topics include: lentils, seed genetics, natural pigments, bees, gardening, vertical vegetables, and more! No registration required.

- 4 workshops will be taught in person as well as broadcast over Zoom. Find the Zoom registration links at (registration required for remote participants).

- The New Makerspace is hosting a drop in workshop all day - Waste 2 Create! Justin and Bobby will have hands-on activities and info about their Flathead Makerspace project.

- 40 booths to explore from local organizations and businesses

- OPI accreditation for K-12 teachers

- 4 of the workshops are catered towards kids ages 8 -12 with interactive activities.

- Enter the Black Box Theater to donate, clean, and pack seeds throughout the day.

- Food and beverages available for purchase from Vibrant Roots and local food trucks. 

Free the Seeds is an annual community-powered event focused on real seeds, real food and real skills. Over the last eight years, more than 11,000 people have attended this free daylong fair. Over 100,000 packets of non-GMO, open-pollinated seeds have been given away, with about two-thirds collected locally and packed by local volunteers. 

FTS is a program of the nonprofit Land to Hand MT. To follow along with Free the Seeds related news and to see the full workshop schedule, check out Land to Hand’s website and social media pages:, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Donations to help keep this event free and open to the public are very welcome and can be completed here.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Andrea at or 406-616-2017.