Based on the model of a book library, seed libraries allow people to check out seeds to grow. At the end of a growing season, one checks in an equal or greater amount of the borrowed seed after harvest. This helps to locally adapt seeds and ensure a supply of viable, fresh seeds for all in the community.
Seed libraries are vital tools for taking control of our food supply. Are you a member of one? If not, use this map to find out more about a seed library near you! Search tip: searching by state will give you a great overview of seed libraries in your area!
Would you like your seed library included on this map or do you have additional information you'd like included on your listing? Email seedlibrarian at gmail dot com
Don't see all 200+ seed libraries listed? Don't worry! The Seed Library Locator Map is being completely updated with more information and a mobile-friendly mapping system. Please excuse the construction dust! If you'd like to contribute to the upgrade effort, contribute via the link below this map, and be sure to check back later in the week, when the Seed Library Locator Map is back at full strength!
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