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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leslie Goldman Sep 2, 2014. 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…Continue

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Leslie Goldman replied to Leslie Goldman's discussion Working Toward a National Seed Library Protocol & Changing the Seed Laws as Needed
"I am honored to have Professor Devon Peña entering the national conversation on Seed Saving, Support of Seed Libraries, and GMO Education that I believe with come out this: Here Is his writing called "Seed Library Social Network calls…"
Sep 2, 2014
Leslie Goldman replied to Leslie Goldman's discussion Working Toward a National Seed Library Protocol & Changing the Seed Laws as Needed
"ALL EMAILS FROM JOHNNY ZOOK, SEED PROGRAM SUPERVISOR, PENN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PLANT YOUR DREAM BLOG WITH JOHNNY ZOOK'S  EMAILS http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=2196941 Added here, Sunday, August 31, 2014"
Aug 31, 2014
Leslie Goldman replied to Leslie Goldman's discussion Working Toward a National Seed Library Protocol & Changing the Seed Laws as Needed
"THIS IS MY MOST RECENT EMAIL FROM JOHNNY ZOOK AUGUST 28, 2014   In recent weeks, after establishing communication with Johnny Zook, Seed Program Supervisor for the PA Department of Ag, the staff member who initiated the Letter from the…"
Aug 31, 2014
Leslie Goldman replied to Leslie Goldman's discussion Working Toward a National Seed Library Protocol & Changing the Seed Laws as Needed
"SOME BACKGROUND <h2>A GROWING NUMBER OF SEED LIBRARIES NOW EXIST IN MANY PUBLIC LIBRARIES.</h2> This is the way the Seed Library has been working; <i>Seed libraries, often located in public libraries or other community…"
Aug 29, 2014
Leslie Goldman replied to Leslie Goldman's discussion Working Toward a National Protocol & Changing the Seed Laws as well as Needed
"SEED LAWS IN CA APPEAR TO BE STRICTER THAN IN PENNSYLVANIA It appears that where Seed Laws in Pennsylvania can be circumvented to allow for seed swaps and Seed Library members to organize their own independent Seed Banks, this is not the case in…"
Aug 27, 2014
Leslie Goldman replied to Leslie Goldman's discussion Working Toward a National Protocol & Changing the Seed Laws as well as Needed
"COMMUNICATIONS WITH JOHNNY ZOOK, SEED PROGRAM SUPERVISOR, PA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREI have have numbers of emails and phone conversations with Johnny Zook. As of August 27, 2014, my assessment is: If Seed Laws in some states, such as California,…"
Aug 27, 2014
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May all Seed Libraries and Seed Banks Flourish!

This is a photo from the Petaluma Seed Bank 2012. This is the CA home of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. My all Seed Libraries grow to this size. May our nation return to being a nation of gardeners. May good continue to come from the Simpson Seed…
Aug 27, 2014
Leslie Goldman posted a discussion

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

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 Network site, and Rick Passo, a member of the Las Vegas Seed Library.  Both have been extremely inspiring to me in recent weeks.  I began writing about the Simpson Seed Library-Department of Ag Communications four days after the Draft of proposed…See More
Aug 27, 2014
Leslie Goldman commented on Leslie Goldman's blog post Working Toward a National Protocol & Changing the Seed Laws as well.
"' I JUST GOT ANOTHER IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION VIA JOHHNY ZOOK VIA EMAIL"
Aug 26, 2014
Leslie Goldman commented on Leslie Goldman's blog post Working Toward a National Protocol & Changing the Seed Laws as well.
"SEED LAWS IN CA APPEAR TO BE STRICTER THAN IN PENNSYLVANIAIt appears that where Seed Laws in Pennsylvania can be circumvented to allow for seed swaps and Seed Library members to organize their own independent Seed Banks, this does not appear to be…"
Aug 26, 2014
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Working Toward a National Protocol & Changing the Seed Laws as well.

 SEED PROTOCOL DISCUSSION GROUP NOTESMy strategy when I wrote this Plant your Dream Blog was that seed library leaders could work toward a national protocol, building upon the protocols accepted by the Simpson Seed Library. I realize now that there are restrictive laws in some states such as CA that appear to block seed exchanges….the legal minds truly need to be at work here. For the states that are more lenient, I feel the Protocols need to be developed as well as looking toward changes where…See More
Aug 26, 2014
Leslie Goldman commented on Devon Grissim's blog post On the interpretation of seed exchange law
"THIS IS AN STORY IN THE SENTINEL OF AUGUST 5 2014 THAT PRINTS ONLINE THE PROTOCOLShttp://cumberlink.com/proposed-seed-library-protocol/article_6f812cb0-1cf3-11e4-ac2d-0019bb2963f4.html I would like to see us add comments here, as well as new…"
Aug 24, 2014
Leslie Goldman commented on Devon Grissim's blog post On the interpretation of seed exchange law
"Devon,  I am inspired by your message here this morning, especially as I work with images to Plant Clarity around the Simpson Seed Library-Pennsylvania Department of Ag Communications.  It is three weeks now that I began writing about…"
Aug 23, 2014
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Heirloom Seeds Petaluma Seed Bank

Looking into the light from the Petaluma Seed Bank. I see a day when all Banks will have Seed Banks, and all Public Libraries, Seed Libraries. What we are experiencing now through the Simpson Seed Library-Penn Department of Ag Communications are…
Aug 23, 2014
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Are you involved in a seed library?
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Enchanted Garden Intentional Community, San Diego,
We have a Seed Bank of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and seeds I have grown here. The idea of having a Seed Library here is a natural fit. Thank you for the inspiration. I have been a teacher at the National Heirloom Expo for two years and look forward to teaching again in 2014. Plant Your Dream Blog
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http:////plantyourdream.net/?p=18609
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Working Toward a National Protocol & Changing the Seed Laws as well.

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:59am 3 Comments

 SEED PROTOCOL DISCUSSION GROUP NOTES

My strategy when I wrote this Plant your Dream Blog was that seed library leaders could work toward a national protocol, building upon the protocols accepted by the Simpson Seed Library. I realize now that there are restrictive laws in some states such as CA that appear to block seed exchanges….the legal minds truly need to be at work here. For the states that are more lenient, I feel the Protocols need to be developed as well as looking…

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