Seed Libraries

Seed Libraries
February 28, 2018 Christina Mullin

Seed libraries provide vegetable seeds so that people can grow food they might not otherwise be able to get.

Based on the model of a book library, seed libraries allow people to check out seeds to grow. At the end of the growing season, one checks in an equal or greater amount of the borrowed seed after harvest.

The seeds circulated at lending libraries are usually regionally adapted, organic and heirloom. The purpose of most seed libraries is to provide an alternative to genetically modified seeds, increase biodiversity and plant resilience, and reconnect local people with their food systems.

This helps to locally adapt seeds and ensure a supply of viable, fresh seeds for all in the community. Seed libraries are vital tools for taking control of our food supply.

Every town should have one. Everyone who would like to grown their own food can have access to GMO free organic vegetable seeds.

To find a Seed Library in your area or find out how to start one: