How does it work? The basic concept is much like a book library. One borrows seeds, and returns a fresh batch of seed in the fall/winter. More specifically, Galiano-grown seeds are borrowed in the spring, planted, grown into food that is enjoyed, with seed saved from the best selection of plants, and then a portion of seed returned to the library in the fall/winter. All our seed is open-pollinated and grown without the use of pesticides.
In typical years, the Seed Library holds regular work parties where we get together in the fall/winter, sort, and package returned seed which will then get shared back with the community the following spring.
Seed borrowing and return dates are posted on this website, on our Facebook page and in the Active Page.
To borrow seeds outside of the intake days, please contact us to make an appointment.