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St. Thomas Seed Library Launch Event!

Posted by St. Thomas Seed Library on February 20, 2016 at 4:10am 0 Comments

It’s finally here!

Do you like eating? Who doesn’t? Do you like paying high prices for imported veggies covered in pesticides? ….Maybe not. So hereSeed Library Launch  is a novel solution- grow your own! And we are here to help make it as affordable as possible by “lending” you the seeds to do just that!

Whether you have a large or small garden, access to a community garden, or even just an apartment balcony, the St. Thomas Seed Library has a wonderful variety of…


Borrow – Grow – Share: St Thomas Seed Library

Posted by St. Thomas Seed Library on January 20, 2016 at 8:46pm 0 Comments

Books, DVDs, Free Food…whoah. Let’s take a step back, free food at the library? Well, almost! With the recent rise of food prices, increasing popularity of homesteading and impending zombie apocalypse…growing your own food has never been a better idea in this modern age!

Introducing…The St. Thomas Seed Library! Launching on Monday, February 29, 2016!

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The St. Thomas Seed Library is a repository of open-pollinated (mainly…




One Million Seed Savers Campaign

Join the One Million Seed Savers Campaign!

6th grade students launch campaign with PSAs and seed saving tutorial. Know any 6th grade science teachers, share this Planting Seeds project based learning unit with them. 

Here's one of the PSAs created by a 6th grader.


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Listing Variety Names

Started by Amanda Dougherty in Seed Saving 101. Last reply by Carol Erkens Jun 22, 2016. 3 Replies

We recently were informed that we cannot list a seed variety name on our seed packets.  The reason given was that seed companies go through a "proof of variety" test and seeds saved from home gardens may be cross pollinated with other varieties and…Continue

Encouraging seed donations from borrowers

Started by Lynne Sullivan in Network Improvements. Last reply by Carol Erkens May 12, 2016. 3 Replies

Our seed library is going into it's 4th season, but we not been able to entice borrowers to return seed. I would appreciate hearing how other libraries have motivated gardeners to grow and return their seed. Since we are associated (and housed…Continue

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