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Good Food News - Seed Libraries

Photo by Stella de Smit on Unsplash

Photo by Stella de Smit on Unsplash

We are in the thick of August, which is when garden’s are overflowing with produce, especially my arch-nemesis zucchini (this is neither the time nor the place to go into my hatred for that vegetable; therapy may help…).

I think that as harvests start to happen all around the country this the perfect time to tell you about Seed Libraries for your planting next year. Never too early to plan, right?

According to “A seed library is a place where community members can get seeds for free or for a nominal fee and is run for the public benefit. Many seed libraries are open in public libraries and community centers. For some communities, getting folks to garden and grow some of their own food is the focus. For other communities, seed libraries may be created as an important step to develop a network of seed savers, to create locally adapted varieties, to respond proactively to climate change or loss of gene integrity due to GMOs or to preserve genetic diversity. Seed saving is something humans have done for over 10,000 years. Rejoin the ritual and start to save seed and share the abundance in your community.”

May your harvest be bountiful and your zucchini place on someone else’s porch!