The Littleton Seed Library needs your help!
The Littleton Seed Library offers anyone in Littleton and neighboring towns the opportunity to “check-out” seeds for free. For several years the library has relied on seed packet donations from seed companies. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the seed
companies have been inundated with orders and probably won’t have much left for donations next year.
The silver lining to COVID-19, is that many more people are planting gardens! This is exciting news to celebrate, and we are wishing everyone a bountiful harvest.
The ultimate goal of the seed library is to create a self-sustaining seed bank where growers who “borrow” seeds will save and return seeds to the library after they have harvested their crops. Those seeds will then be offered to borrowers during the next growing season and the cycle can repeat itself. Over time, the seeds become stronger and increasingly acclimated to local area growing conditions.
It is vital for us to increase the number of local growers who save seeds this year due to the depletion of seeds from seed companies. With your help, the seed library can continue to be a great community resource for individuals and our local food system.
Don’t know how to save seeds? No problem!
Click HERE for a step by step guide on how to plant your seeds this spring in order to
harvest and save seeds in the fall. In addition, we have local plant saving experts for you to rely on with any questions or concerns!
Want to save seeds? Take the next steps!
If you are ready to save seeds, sign up HERE to join the seed saving community. Saving seeds for yourself and friends is another great way to help support future gardens.
Use THESE resources to get started.
Littleton Seed Library