"Borrow" seeds for free from Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library, but how do you return them? With the help of seed saving videos supported by you!
Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library is a free urban seed project located in the public library in Richmond, Calif. Anyone can come and "borrow" seeds for free, but there is just one glitch... people don't know how to return the seeds. That's where you come in. We'd like to make a series of four videos on How to Save Seeds.
I’m going to teach people how to save seeds through some fun, inspiring and educational videos so that at the end of the season people can return the seeds they “borrowed.”
Our seed library is organized by plant families. The videos will focus on easy to save plant families so that people feel successful while they develop some basic seed saving skills. The stars of these videos are the parsley, bean/pea, nightshade and sunflower families. The videos will identify common members of the family, define some key terms, explain how to save the seeds from that family, and describe the best method for storing the seeds.
Richmond Grows is the first seed lending library in the nation to be housed in a public library and we have created the project as one than can be replicated by other communities as outlined on our website page Create a Library. We want to create resources, such as these videos, to support our community and others.
The money raised from these videos will be used to continue our professional development so that we may make additional videos on seed saving and continue to plant seeds and ideas.
We are an official 501(c)3 nonprofit, if you would like a tax exemption with your donation please let us know and we will happily be your write off. Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library is a fiscally sponsored project of Urban Tilth.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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