Charlotte Seed Library
This is a project of the Charlotte Library, to encourage and support our community’s home food producers and seed savers. It is part of a network of Seed Libraries and Seed Savers worldwide which promote the growing of heirloom varieties and keeping the seeds in the hands of the people.
Even though the Seed Library will not be distributing heirloom seeds this season, we will still be offering regular Gardener Support programs, and plenty of on-line information which we hope will support and encourage local food producers. This new Seed Library blog is designed to keep you up-to-date on our programs and give you access to resources which provide practical gardening information. In addition, we will highlight timely related topics and opportunities. We hope you will visit the blog regularly, and follow the blog so that you know when we post new updates. Feel free to send your questions/comments/suggestions to us at: email@example.com.
Thank you, and happy gardening!
~ Linda Hamilton and Karen Tuininga, Seed Library Coordinators
Ongoing Seed Library Programs
This spring more people than ever are itching to get their hands in the ground and start tending a garden, — because they know what good medicine that is for both body and spirit. At the same time, Covid-19 disruptions to common supply chains means that seeds are not as easily available from usual sources. To help address this situation, we decided to facilitate the sharing of seeds among Charlotte home gardeners. Want to participate?
Here’s how it works…
Seedlings to Share
Did you start extra seedlings this spring and now have more than you need? Did you buy 4-packs of seedlings but only need fewer than 4? We’ve turned this common situation into a way to encourage more food gardening. As part of our home gardener support program, the Seed Library has set up an easy way for local gardeners to share extra vegetable, herb and pollinator-friendly flower seedlings with those who would welcome having them. ….
Help the Seed Library maintain a stock of diverse and popular heirloom vegetable, herb, and edible or pollinator-friendly flower seeds to make available in the community next year. Choose something from the Seed Library or use one (or two, or three?) special favorites you grow already and have saved their seeds. Interested in becoming a Seed Library Steward by Adopting an Heirloom to grow this year and save some of its seeds? Contact…
Latest from the Blog…
- New Gardener Support ProgramsBecause of Covid-19 precautions at Charlotte Library, we will not be distributing heirloom seeds this spring. But we will still offer regular Gardener Support programs this year, and plenty of on-line information which we hope will support and encourage localContinue reading “New Gardener Support Programs”
- April UpdateHello Friends and Fellow Gardeners, We hope you and your families are finding ways to cope with the current emergency situation. Managing the logistics, and especially the stress, is a challenge for all of us. But we who garden knowContinue reading “April Update”
- Oct 2 Potluck Supper and Seed Saving TipsOne of the mottos of the Slow Food Movement is “Eat It to Save It!” Next week Wednesday (October 2) we have an excellent opportunity to share both good local food and good conversation about what that means. If youContinue reading “Oct 2 Potluck Supper and Seed Saving Tips”
Be sure to visit our Resources page for articles and links about gardening and seed saving. If you’re looking for some particular information or how-to’s, please contact us and let us know how we can help you!