Location: Richmond Public Library, Richmond, CA
Featuring: Terry the Book Librarian, Devyn the Library Card Holder, Kelli the Urban Farmer, and Rebecca the Seed Librarian.
Kelly tells us, “saving seeds preserves our biodiversity, builds our local resiliency and maintains our food sovereignty.” A seed library is a place where seeds and information are freely shared for the benefit of everyone in the community.
Free public libraries revolutionized access to books and knowledge. Can seed libraries change what we eat? Our access to local seeds and our knowledge of seed saving has been largely lost this past century. Public libraries offer, preserve and lend books. Seed lending libraries do the same by both safeguarding and sharing heritage seeds, and by housing a seed library at a real library, you can reach a fuller spectrum of the community.”