Welcome

Welcome to new visitors!

The new year, 2017 is changing the dynamic of this project. Updates soon.

Please Like my Facebook page, and follow me on Twitter at @libraryseedbank since there will be quicker updates there. I plan on rolling my older blog, Vanishing Feast, An Heirloom Solution,  into this one.

Thanks again for your interest and support.

Cheers!
Jeff Quattrone
Founder, Library Seed Bank


Project Mission
To establish seed banks at public libraries and community groups for free and open access to open pollinated plant seeds.
No GMOs.

How a Library Seed Bank (LSB) Works
A library member, or a community group member checks out a package of seeds just like they would check out a book. They grow the plants, collect the seeds, and return a package of the collected seeds to the library. That simple.

First Seed Bank for LSB
The first seed bank established by LSB is at the McGowan Memorial Library in Pitman, New Jersey. The Board of Directors approved it in September 2013, and the Seed Library went live on February 22, 2014. A second seed library opened in April 2014 at the Woodbury Public Library, Woodbury, New Jersey.

Please take a look at the Recent Post section on the right updating the work that LSB is doing. The blog will be much more active in 2016.

 

2 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Ruth Darlington

    I was so excited to read your interview with Sustainable Cherry Hill. I have gardened organically for many years, and have become interested in seed banks recently for several reasons, not the least of which is food independence. So it is wonderful to know that something is being down to save seeds right here in southern NJ. I would like to know about starting a seed library in my town of Medford, NJ.

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  2. Irene Kelly

    Jeff will you please contact me re: you giving a talk to The Pinelands Library in Medford NJ Thank You. Irene Kelly trustee MLA Medford Library Assoc.

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