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Seed Library

 The vision of the Morning Star Community Seed Library…

to be committed to increasing the capacity of our community to feed itself wholesome food by means of education that fosters community resilience, self-reliance and a culture of sharing through the collection and sharing of locally adapted, bio-diverse plant seeds; cultivated by and for area residents 

 

    The Seed Library isn’t about donating seeds; we lend them.  The object of a seed library is for people in the community to borrow a few seeds, plant them, raise the plants, harvest the veggies and herbs or pick the flowers, and then let their best plants go to seed.  The seeds are then collected and a portion of the seeds are returned to the seed library for others to use.

To us here at MSF – it is important for the sustainability of our region that gardeners and farmers use open pollinated, heirloom seeds to insure our biodiversity.

The Seed Library offers MSF the opportunity to promote their belief in “Helping Others Help Themselves”. The library actively seeks ways in which to participate in promoting the health of our communities. Through Community Education Workshops and the free Seed Library, we look forward to the growth of a sustainable community.

 

Why Save Seeds?

Seed saving is a time honored tradition.    However, in our culture, much seed-saving knowledge, along with most biodiversity, has been lost over the last hundred years. When you grow, save, and share your own seeds, you promote seed sovereignty by:

 - Increasing the genetic diversity of your own seed stock

- Developing seed stock that is more resilient and better adapted to our particular climate and soil

- Perpetuating the knowledge and culture of seed saving

- Providing seed to others in our community

A commitment to growing plants for seed is a gift to yourself and your family. We hope you learn much, experience the joys of gardening, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all of our wonderful Seed Donors:

Mary Shalhub-Davis

John Ubele