Just as one seed can produce many seeds, one idea can change many lives. Free public libraries were revolutionary in their time because they provided access to books and knowledge that had not previously been available to a large segment of the population. A free seed lending library can also provide people with a chance to transform their lives and communities by providing access to fresh, healthy food that may not otherwise be available.
The Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library is open to everyone and provides, in addition to seeds, education about growing and saving seeds and organic gardening. It is our hope that seed library patrons will return some seeds from their harvest to make the library self-sustaining.
The Seed Library is open to all residents of the greater Richmond, California, area at no charge. It is maintained by volunteers and supported by donations. Get involved! Together We Can Do It!
Co-Founder and Coordinator
Rebecca Newburn is a permaculturalist and math and science educator for over 20 years. In 2010, she attended Seed School with Bill McDorman. She is a charter member of the Richmond Rivets, a transition town initiative in Richmond, California, where she lives. She can sometimes be seen walking around dressed as Rosie the Riveter. She loves her "Can Do" spirit and she's a hometown girl. Rebecca also created the 2 Steps a Month to Emergency Preparedness project, a program to help prepare individuals and their communities for disasters.
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