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Seedy Saturday - January 2018

I would like to host our very first Seed Swap.  Any advice for a newby?

Started by Susie Jenkins in Seed Saving 101

2 Jan 27
Reply by Susie Jenkins

Listing Variety Names

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…

Started by Amanda Dougherty in Seed Saving 101

3 Jun 22, 2016
Reply by Carol Erkens

Encouraging seed donations from borrowers

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 oth…

Started by Lynne Sullivan in Network Improvements

3 May 12, 2016
Reply by Carol Erkens

Si se encuentra en México, por favor promover esta conferencia semilla en Jalisco

Started by Patrick Hamilton O'Connor in Seed Saving 101

0 Mar 18, 2016

Recommendations for seed packets

Does anyone who gets their seed packets printed have a recommendation for a place to get them? In the past we've bought business envelopes,…

Started by Rebecca Newburn in Seed Saving 101

3 Feb 19, 2016
Reply by Richmond Grows

Seed Library Database

Hello, I'm wondering if anyone is using a database of any kind to keep track of borrowers and seeds. We're looking at starting a seed libra…

Started by Mark Stewart in Network Improvements

0 Jan 19, 2016

How many varieties? Public Library Setting

Our team is trying to decide on how many varieties to have for the first year of our seed library.  We have funds to purchase the seeds, bu…

Started by Brigid Ferkett in Tried and True Varieties

2 Jan 6, 2016
Reply by Duluth Seed Library Staff

Mobile seed library

I help run a small seed library in the Portal, AZ/Rodeo, NM area. As a part of that and other educational outreach work, I am involved in,…

Started by Karen Fasimpaur in Seed Saving 101

2 Dec 18, 2015
Reply by Karen Fasimpaur

Start up costs,writing a budget

Looking for a mentor to assist in my efforts of opening a seed library for early 2016. I have start up cost questions as well as a few othe…

Started by Kari Witthuhn-Henning in Seed Saving 101

0 Dec 18, 2015

Population size

Hello, We are starting a seed library in a small public library in a suburban community. Most gardeners have small vegetable plots, and the…

Started by Laurie Needell in Seed Saving 101

0 Oct 16, 2015


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