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The Seed Library is designed to protect and share our most valued treasures. Our heirloom seeds! Read more

Stanton, TN Food
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This project's funding goal was not reached on May 17, 2013.

The Seed Library is designed to protect and share our most valued treasures. Our heirloom seeds!

Stanton, TN Food
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Tim Ammons
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The Seed Library is being set up to protect our heirloom seeds from cross pollination from GMO crops and to share these seed with others so they can start saving their own heirloom seeds free of charge.

One pays a deposit and attends a class on how to protect the seed line and can "check out" seed. Once their crop matures and guidelines are met, fresh seed is returned to the library and the deposit is returned.

Certain guidelines will have to be strictly followed to insure seed lines stay pure.

At present I have several volunteers willing to plant seed for the sole purpose of increasing the libraries supply so we can supply as many households as possible with healthy non GMO produce.

Any funds over my goal will be used to buy more varieties or varieties in bulk.

Risks and challenges

The highest risk is cross contamination and cross pollination.
To overcome this we educate potential patrons of the seed library on how to properly protect these seed lines.
A drop in visit will be conducted when distance allows to insure all precautions are being followed.
Only these seed will be reintroduced into the library.
If there is failure to properly protect the seed line, the deposit money will not be returned and then used to restock from certified seed sources.

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  • You selected
    $10 reward

    2 backers

    For each $10 pledge you will receive one packet of heirloom seed to start growing your own heirloom produce.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $25 reward

    7 backers

    For each $25 pledge you will receive three varieties of heirloom seed.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $100 reward

    2 backers

    Receive 15 different varieties of seed!

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $250 reward

    0 backers

    Receives 15 different seed varieties and an Oleo Acre shirt !!!

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

- (30 days)