In this episode, we speak with Ken Greene, Managing and Creative Director of Hudson Valley Seed Library and Noli Taylor, Director of Island Grown Schools, about the importance of seeds and what it means to start a “seed library.”
The Martha’s Vineyard Community Seed Library is a collaborative project of the West Tisbury Free Public Library, Island Grown Schools, and the FARM Institute. It’s aim is to bring the knowledge of how to save seeds back to our island community while creating a central space where seeds can be freely shared. Over time, the goal is to create a locally adapted collection of seeds, and a community of growers engaged in the ancient practice of seed saving. By saving and sharing seeds, we can increase local food security, strengthen our sense of self reliance, and safeguard genetic diversity while honoring the age old tradition of passing down seeds from generation to generation.
To stay up-to-date on seed library events and workshops, visit the MV Community Seed Library’s Facebook group facebook.com/groups/104171093260335