Seed Share

Seed Share Library

Pleasanton Library Adult Information Desk
400 Old Bernal Road, Pleasanton, Ca

Livermore Library - Civic Center
1188 South Livermore Ave, Livermore, Ca

The Seed Share library's seed is provided by club members who grew the plant and saved its seed. The seeds are prepackaged for your convenience. Our goal is to continue the art and tradition of seed saving as a physical act. This act to preserve an heirloom variety through saving its' good seeds will guarentee it to be a good performer in our area. We welcome all open pollinated seed that is not hybrid F1 in origin to be saved. We look forward to offering workshops on seed cleaning in the future. Our seed inventory will change constantly throughout the year.

The seeds are distributed free of charge to our Club members and to the community at large via the Pleasanton and Livermore libraries. The goal is to get people to grow open pollinated seeds and then save the seeds from those plants to share with others. Our choices for purchasing open pollinated seed is becoming more and more limited so this is our effort to change that and also to develop seed that is adapted to our local conditions. So join in the fun! I guarantee you will get to know your fellow garden clubbers better as you sit and sort seeds. Beginners welcome (we are very much learning as we go). Get saving those open pollinated seeds for us please!

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Seed Share Work Party

Wed, Apr 17, 2019 11:00 - 1:00 pm. Location: Sondra Bierre's home. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Sondra's address.

Many thanks to our mighty group of seed packers who filled envelopes with seeds, namely Sharon Bowers, Donna Perry, Dolores Bengston, Shirley Eastman and Nora Kvale. If anyone is interested in any of our seeds to try, pop into either the Pleasanton or main Livermore library information desks and help yourself to some packs, then let us know how they did. Seed Share welcomes any open pollinated seed that you save from your spring plants that seed around some in your garden. We especially need edibles as they are most desired. So let your cilantro, parsley, lettuce, chervil, peas, forget me nots, Johnny jump ups and other spring re-seeders go to seed. Let them mature on the plant without losing their seeds if possible. Bag them up, label them and bring them to a meeting or email Sondra Bierre and Barbara Stott.

If you have any seed to share or are interested in helping, please sign up at the meeting or email Sondra at Sondra Bierre or Barbara Stott. See the LAVGC Yearbook for their additional contact information.

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Good links for information on seed starting, seed saving and when to plant in our valley

Super Easy Seed Saving brochure.

The Richmond Public Library has a great Seed Saving program. Check out their website Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library. What's a Seed Lending Library. There are now over 160 open libraries.

Gardening. Botanical Interests has good information on seed starting, edibles, and other things of interest to gardening.

Seed saving handbook.

Seed saving help..

Alameda County Master Gardeners site.

CCC Master Gardeners planting guide. Contra Costa County Master Gardeners planting guide for vegetables in interior California.

Tom Clothier. A great site for germinating perennials, trees, annuals.

Click here to see the the LAVGC Resources page.

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Livermore Independent magazine story April, 2015

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