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What's a Seed Lending Library?
Come to the Richmond Public Library, Richmond, Calif. and “borrow” seeds for free! You may be asking, “How can you ‘borrow’ seeds?” The basic is idea is that you plant the seeds, let some go to seed, then return some of these next generation seeds for others to borrow. (Don’t worry. We don’t have fines if you don’t return seeds.)
We encourage home gardeners to save seeds from the "super easy" plants: tomatoes, lettuce, beans, peas and peppers. (Some extra know-how needed for peppers.) Do not save seeds from plants in the "easy" or "difficult" drawer until you have more experience seed saving. Richmond Grows is a non-profit seed lending library located in the public library. We’re open whenever the public library is open. You do not need to have Richmond Public Library card to use the seed library, but we do ask people to watch our on-line orientation. We provide free classes on organic gardening and seed saving, and of course, you can also borrow books from the public library on these topics.
Richmond Grows es una "biblioteca" de semillas gratis
Lugar: La Biblioteca Publica de Richmond (Richmond Public Library), 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, Calif.
Stories of Seeds Highlights from our Collection
Take a picture of a plant that you are saving seeds from. We want to hear your story of the plant you saved seeds from. Maybe let us know what dishes you made with it or share a favorite recipe using the plant. Each month we'd like to highlight something in our collection. You can submit your photos and a little write-up to RichmondGrows@gmail.com.
Indoor Seed Starting Class Wed., Feb. 11th 6:30-8:30 PM Richmond Public Library - Community Room, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond Free but please register to receive handout. Get a head start on tomatoes, eggplants and peppers!
Learn how to start your vegetable garden inside to get a jump start on
your garden. We will cover the basics, from preparing your equipment
through hardening-off the seedlings in preparation for transplanting.
Support Richmond Grows
Richmond Grows is a volunteer organization supported by tax-deductible community donations. All of our seeds and classes are offered free of charge to our community. At the moment, we are working on getting all of our materials translated into different languages. Your donations will help make our materials and seed available to more members of our and other communities - as we share all of the resources we create with the seed library movement. We're a fiscally sponsored project of Urban Tilth.