Seed Share

Seed Share Library

Pleasanton Library Adult Information Desk
400 Old Bernal Road, Pleasanton, 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 Library. 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!

SEEDSHARE NEWS - Seeds from SeedShare will be available at the Livermore Public Library, Civic Center, starting in early April, exact date to be determined. Barbara Stott and Sondra Bierre met with the Livermore Library Management Team in early March to offer our seed library. The team was very supportive and excited to be able to offer this service to its patrons. A new rack is being built, thanks to Pierre Bierre. The rack is very similar to the one we got from Rebecca Walker that houses our SeedShare in Pleasanton. It should be up and running by the end of April so stop by and help yourself to locally grown seeds.

For more information or comments, please contact Sondra Bierre. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Sondra's additional contact information.

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Seed Share Work Party

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Location: Sondra Bierre's home. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Sondra's address.

Join us for our monthly seed packing party from 11am to 1pm followed by a small food sharing. We'll be sorting and packing seeds for distribution to the Pleasanton library and soon to the Livermore library! Please be saving seeds of your cool season plants as they start to go to seed. Forget-me-nots, spring flowers, parsley, kale, cilantro, lettuce are all good candidates and even a small amount from many people helps us out.

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

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Resources

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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News

Livermore Independent magazine story April, 2015

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