Chico Seed Lending Library (CSLL)


Chico Seed Lending Library (CSLL)

The Chico Seed Lending Library (CSLL) is a self-perpetuating collection of seeds donated and shared by members of the general public, with the purpose of educating users about seed saving and gardening, preserving genetic diversity in Butte County, developing locally-resilient plants, and strengthening the public library’s place at the center of our community.

Hosted at the Chico branch of Butte County Library, CSLL will be managed by library staff and volunteers, and available free of charge to any Butte County Library card-holder. (Butte County Library cards are available free to any California resident.) This location is ideal: a well-visited, trusted public space with regular hours and a mission to provide access to all kinds of information and learning for our county’s diverse residents.

In addition to the seeds themselves, the CSLL project will include educational programs, access to excellent library materials, and, eventually, a teaching/ demonstration garden on the premises (projected summer 2014).

CSLL is a partnership between Butte County Library, the Chico Permaculture Guild, and the Grub Education Project.

CSLL is in the formative stage of seed library creation seeking community involvement and support. If you feel strongly about a localized seed source, are an avid gardener and/or seed saver, or just want to learn more contact us today!

For more information:
Email, visit “Chico Seed Lending Library” on Facebook or leave a message with your name and contact info at:
Chico Branch, Butte County Library, 1108 Sherman Ave. Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-2762,

Location: Chico Branch Library
Members: 4
Latest Activity: Sep 14, 2013

Grand Opening October 19, 2013!!

We officially opened CSLL on October 19th, 2013!

Thank you to ALL the seed libraries and seed librarians who have helped us by answering questions and pointing the way! We are grateful for the support!

Check out some photos of our big day here!

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Seed librarians at the National Heirloom Exposition?

Started by Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper. Last reply by Pat Sobrero Jul 19, 2013. 5 Replies

Hello Seed Savers and Seed Librarians!I'm curious how many seed librarians (seed library volunteers) will be at the National Heirloom…Continue

Tags: Exposition, Heirloom, National, library, seed

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