Good Ground Seed Library
A Seed Library in the Hampton Bays Public Library! Community members are able to procure and donate organic vegetable and native plant seeds for free as a public benefit. Establishing a seed library is an important step to develop a network of community based seed savers who create locally adapted plant varieties, increase biodiversity, and mitigate the loss of plant gene integrity due to the genetic engineering of commercially produced seeds and plants.
Envelopes containing seeds provide plant variety names and directions on germination, growing and harvesting. Anyone from the community is welcome to take a small amount of seeds to grow in their home garden or community garden and is encouraged to save seeds of their own to donate to the Seed Library for others to take. There is no fee for Seed Library usage, but an opportunity to donate funds toward the continuation of the program is provided (above).
🌱 Seed Sowing Social! Join us Monday, March 18th, at the for an evening of seed sowing and socializing. We will create potting mix, newspaper pots, and sow heirloom seeds. Participants can bring planted pots home to grow indoors, and then transfer to home gardens outdoors. A $5 fee (payable to ECI) covers all material costs. Delightful conversation, conviviality, & lots of laughter - after all, it's a social! Join us!
📰 In the News! Article from Hamptons.com: Ecological Culture Initiative And Friends Restocking Good Ground Seed Library
🌱 Volunteers Needed! The Good Ground Seed Library is in need of volunteers to help with seed processing (harvesting seeds from collected flowers and pods), seed sorting, restocking the catalog with organized seed packets, and keeping the seed library neat & tidy. Please contact ECI's Agro-Ecology Director Rachel Stephens if you would like to help → firstname.lastname@example.org
The Good Ground Seed Library was unveiled to the community on March 8, 2017, along with a presentation from ECI entitled Restoring Good Ground: Sowing Seeds of Change.
📰 In the News! Article from the Southampton Press: ECI Will Bring Seed Library to Hampton Bays