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!

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, February 15, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Location: Sondra Bierre's home. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Sondra's address.

Seed share is back in action, sorting and packing seeds for distribution to the local library. The next seed packing party is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15, 11-1, followed by a small food sharing. Thank you to Lois Barber, Tina Higashi, Diane Dovholuk, Sharon Howard, Peggy Smith, Terry Roudebush, and Stephanie Ericson for helping out at the January packing party.

If you have any seed to share or are interested in helping, please signup at the monthly meeting or contact Sondra Bierre. See the LAVGC Yearbook for Sondra's 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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