Will Stein
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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?



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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