The Seed Library Social Network provides the following definition of locations Unites States and elsewhere (see this list of seed libraries). Article in Mother Earth News, April/May reports how some states have made it illegal for gardeners and seed libraries to share seeds.
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ROCHESTER — The Rochester Public Library District's new section where patrons can check out a collection of seeds to share, grow and.
I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing. Myriad resources are available in Lake County, she said, including at the library, by talking with master gardeners and learning from neighbors and garden club members. Seed libraries are intended as an alternative to commercial methods of seed production and distribution that began in the eighteenth century and became predominant in European and American agriculture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries see The Encyclopedia of Seedspage But the potential benefits of seed libraries are huge.
This has nothing to do with commercial food. Top photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
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Check out Lincoln's heirloom seed library for spring Park RidgeNiles SD 64
Check out our new seed library pilot at Harold Washington Library Center. A seed library enables the free exchange of seeds—community members check out, grow and return a S.
State Street Chicago, IL "There is a growing demand among Illinois gardeners to start up and take part in seed libraries," state Sen. Sam McCann, a Republican from.
Once their harvest is complete, gardeners return seeds from their new crops to be borrowed again the following year.
But since the early s, big changes in agriculture have taken place, namely the loss of 75 percent of plant diversity.
The term "seed library" describes one form of community-based storing and exchanging of seeds.
Home Seed Libraries LibGuides at University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Seed libraries face some challenges, such as: persuading seed library users to replace the seeds they borrow, maintaining a high quality and accurately identified seed collection, and legal challenges, since seed distribution is strongly regulated, and many seed varieties are considered patented intellectual property. Connect with:. Report a problem.