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US Seed Libraries Mobilize to Protect Their Right to Share

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richmond Grows Sep 23, 2014. 2 Replies

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…Continue

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Setting the Record Straight on the Legality of Seed Libraries

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I'm not surprised to see news about the crackdown on the Simpson Seed Library in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on The Seed Library Social Network.  We thought regulators over-reached, so three…Continue

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US Seed Libraries Mobilize to Protect Their Right to Share

Posted 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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Setting the Record Straight on the Legality of Seed Libraries

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 4:24pm 0 Comments

I'm not surprised to see news about the crackdown on the Simpson Seed Library in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on The Seed Library Social Network.  We thought regulators over-reached, so three nonprofits that support seed sharing -- Shareable, New Dream, and the lawyers at the Sustainable Economies Law Center -- teamed up to find out.  Here's our legal take on the situation:…

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