We are excited to be moving forward with a vision that started a number of years ago with a small group of dedicated people. To plant a garden with the specific intent of growing seeds for the community. This will be a way to ensure that everyone who wants to grow out some of the best locally adapted open pollenated non GMO crops, can have the opportunity to do so! This effort will help ensure that we are seed secure, self sufficient and resilient. The whole vision also includes a seed bank, seed libraries and a seed processing equipment co-op.
We envision this being a community endeavor with the opportunity to volunteer, make suggestions, tell stories, contribute your favorite seeds for this area so that they can be grown out for the wider community.
At his point we have located some mid county ground to begin this work in earnest the Spring of 2021. Over the next few months we will be preparing the ground, gathering supplies, raising money and awareness for this project. If you are interested in being involved check out our “Volunteer” and “Donate” page and let us know how you would like to be involved.
First steps will be woking over the wet winter months to raise awareness, funds, gathering tools and invisible infrastructure (website, database, volunteers, strategies) before we hit the ground running in the Spring. First steps will be putting up a hoop house and preparing the soil. At the samt time we will be taking an inventory of the seeds we have available and select what to grow out for this year. Timing and isolation are key considerations to what we can grow out and accurately to save seed from.