Will Stein
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Rebecca Newburn commented on Will Stein's blog post oldest seed saving library
"The Hudson Valley Seed Library (seedlibraries.org) is the first one to spring up in a public library. It opened in 2004. In 2008, it evolved into a seed company with a membership branch; they are no longer located in a public library. HVSL have been…"
Mar 30, 2014
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oldest seed saving library

I ran across an article lately that said: "Ten years ago, a New York State librarian had the nifty idea of adding seed packets to his branch's offerings--a project that blossomed into the Holston Valley Seed Library...." Would that make the HVSL the oldest one in the country? Does anyone know of one that is older?Thanks,WillSee More
Feb 15, 2014
Katrina commented on Will Stein's blog post Sophomore jinx
"I just sorted out and "REJECTED" some seed donations as I think they are from store bought produce.."
Feb 10, 2014
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Shelby doing Polk salad Annie a Tony Joe White song at the Soundstage 2004
Jan 17, 2014
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Will Stein and Mahan Borah are now friends
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Ventura County Seed Savers commented on Will Stein's photo
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"It looks like Sears actually has something that might work!  http://www.sears.com/leslie-dame-39-1-2inchh-x-14.4inchw-x-9/p-00822436000P?prdNo=7&blockNo=7&blockType=G7  Your photo helped me dig and dig until I came up with a few…"
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Will Stein and Ventura County Seed Savers are now friends
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Ventura County Seed Savers commented on Will Stein's photo
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"Wow!  That is great...you continue to plant seeds to collaborative inspiration.  Thanks again Will Stein!"
Dec 3, 2013
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"We are also fortunate that one of our partners was recently hired to run the greenhouse at our local Community College. he has offered to let us use greenhouse space for starts this winter."
Dec 3, 2013
Ventura County Seed Savers commented on Will Stein's photo
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"What a great base to work with! I am racking my brain on how to find a wonderful piece like that.  I'd love any word-of-mouth connection you can help me with.  Thank you Will!  In the end I am determined to have something…"
Dec 3, 2013
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"Wow, thanks. We had two things going for us. One was the Public Service Coordinator for our library was a veteran of  the days when there were travelling Demonstration Libraries in the State of Virginia and just happened to have a card catalog…"
Dec 3, 2013
Richmond Grows commented on Will Stein's blog post Sophomore jinx
"Congratulations, Will. Our first year was just get the word out. Second year was let's get some education. Now that we're juniors, we'll probably spend a bit more time of getting more folks to return. The amazing this is that if you…"
Nov 27, 2013

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Nov 20, 2013

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Are you involved in a seed library?
Yes we have opened a library.
Affiliations
Washington County (Va.) Public Library
Raymon Grace Foundation
Appalachian Sustainable Development
Appalachian WildScapes LLC
Glade Spring Farmers Market
Virginia Highlands Community College
Website
http://www.wcpl.net/seed-savers-library.html
Birthday
June 21
Occupation
Librarian

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oldest seed saving library

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 10:46pm 1 Comment

I ran across an article lately that said: "Ten years ago, a New York State librarian had the nifty idea of adding seed packets to his branch's offerings--a project that blossomed into the Holston Valley Seed Library...." Would that make the HVSL the oldest one in the country? Does anyone know of one that is older?

Thanks,

Will

Sophomore jinx

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 9:57pm 3 Comments

Our library has just completed our first year as a Seed Saving Library. Overall it was a success. We had some fantastic partners and the turnout for programs, at least initially, was very good. We were never really successful in getting the 'check out a seed, bring back a seed' part of the project on track. We just weren't sure how to resolve the issue of where the returned seeds were coming from.

Now we are planning our second season and I am concerned about the "sophomore jinx":…

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