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US Seed Libraries Mobilize to Protect Their Right to Share

Posted by Neal Gorenflo on September 11, 2014 at 8:32pm 0 Comments

In June, officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture alerted the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg that their seed library was in violation of the Pennsylvania Seed Act of 2004. According to officials, the library would have to follow the prohibitively expensive procedures of large-scale commercial seed companies or only offer commercial seed. The first option is impractical and the second option would gut the exchange of its primary purpose to serve home…

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Posted by Devon Grissim on August 26, 2014 at 2:34pm 0 Comments

This article was emailed to me by the Seed Savers Exchange Newsroom for sharing on our social network. 

Seed Libraries are no threat to agriculture

By John Torgrimson

Recently, state governments in Pennsylvania and Maryland have intervened to prevent the free distribution of home-saved vegetable seeds through public seed libraries in their states, citing legislation meant to…

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US Seed Libraries Mobilize to Protect Their Right to Share

Started by Neal Gorenflo in Network Improvements. Last reply by Duluth Seed Library Staff yesterday. 1 Reply

FYI, Shareable.net just published this story about how US seed libraries are mobilizing to protect their right to share seeds.  It's an update following our last two stories on the Simpson Seed Library crackdown in Pennsylvania. Read the update…Continue

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Working Toward a National Seed Library Protocol & Changing the Seed Laws as Needed

Started by Leslie Goldman in Seed Saving 101. Last reply by Leslie Goldman Sep 2. 6 Replies

The purpose of this Seed Library Social Network Discussion is Working Toward a National Seed Library Protocol & Changing the Seed Laws as Needed.  It is being set up with the encouragement of Devon Grissim, who founded The Seed Library Social…Continue

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