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Sowing a Culture of Interdependence
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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?
I am interested in starting a library in my area. Are there resources to get a starter set of seeds to begin my library with? Since I am in Arizona it would have to be drought tolerant and resistant to flooding since we have a monsoon season.
The local library may be interested in this project and once I get it up and running I want to present it to them. With the hope that they might take over and I can focus on growing and canning food for my family.
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":…Continue
Added by David King on November 16, 2013 at 3:38am — No Comments
The US Food Sovereignty Alliance is circulating a survey about organizations seed saving activities. They are really great, fill it out if you have a chance.
Added by Patrick O'Connor on September 8, 2013 at 7:58pm — No Comments
Please join us on for our 3rd annual Seed Librarians' Summit on Wed., Sept. 11th from 4-6pm at the National Heirloom Expo held in Santa Rosa, California at the Sonoma Fairgrounds. The summit is free, but it does cost $10 for entrance to the Expo, which is well worth attending and making a day of. We don't have a meeting room for the summit and will meet outside on the lawn - last year we met in the children's area and are…Continue
SLOLA's Board has agreed to host Seed School in Los Angeles in February 2014. Before asking people to sign up for Seed School, we elected to come up with some reasons attending seed school was important. I was priviledged to attend seed school back in 2011 in Tucson. It was one of the best experiences I've had with groups of people. If I were listing reasons to attend, I think first of the list would be "The people…Continue
Added by David King on August 6, 2013 at 2:20am — No Comments
This month our new star writer Rob Smith, winner of the Big Allotment Challenge, joins the KG team to write our column for beginners and turns the spotlight on cucumbers.
I never used to grow cucumbers; I presumed you needed a greenhouse to grow them. However, my eyes were opened when I saw a friend growing some lovely fat, spiky beauties that she’d tried while on holiday in France. After my initial realisation that you can grow pretty much any cucumber in the UK, I’ve never…Continue
Added by Lisa Burpee on April 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The Seed Library Movement from Roots to Bloom
Added by Ken Greene on April 11, 2013 at 3:12pm — No Comments
One great resource for seed savers is Seed to Seed by Suzanne Ashworth.
Is anyone else attending this? Looks good...
Fundamentals of Organic On-farm Plant Breeding Workshop
Fundamentals of Organic On-Farm Plant Breeding
Nevada City, CA 95959
Added by Ginger Ivey on August 10, 2012 at 9:27pm — No Comments
Hi seedy friends! I'm writing an article for a national magazine about community seed saving efforts. I want to include everyone I can! If you would like to be included send me an email with the name of your group, location, type (library/exchange/bank/ etc) and year started. Thanks!
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