Start a Seed Lending Library. There are at
least 60 seed lending libraries in 23 states, as of 2013. It is simple,
and free. If you have seeds, you can grow your own healthy food and
The basic is idea is that you plant
heirloom seeds. Let some of the plants go to seed and harvest those
seeds to plant the following season. Home gardeners can save seeds from
their tomatoes, lettuce, beans, peas and peppers plants. Then, return
some of these saved seeds to the library for others to borrow the next
season, for free.
Inquire about placing a seed lending library in our public libraries. The seeds can be stored inside the drawers of an old-fashioned library card catalog.