It’s harvest season and our friends and seed library members are busy harvesting and saving seed. This statement and these photos were posted September 26 by Wendy Weiner (a.k.a. The Front Yard Farmer) of Transition Monmouth, a collaborator on the Raíces Seed Library:
I was out in the garden this morning gathering seeds for our new seed library and for my own stash. This aspect of gardening is equally as important as is gathering your vegetables or fertilizing your beds. Please consider making a contribution to our Seed Library that is forming. Hold your seed and stay tuned. These 2 pictures show my growing collection and seeds yet to be thrashed and cleaned.
It’s so exciting to see such a variety of seeds being saved by our friends and participants of this project. Please send in your seed saving photos to email@example.com so we can feature you and your seeds in an album of local and regional seed savers.
Also, join Wendy and Transition Monmouth this Wednesday evening, October 2 at 6:30 in the Red Bank Library for a screening of Vandana Shiva’s Seeds of Hope and a follow up discussion. It is the first day of Shiva’s Fortnight of Action, a day celebrating food and seed freedom and we will be there to celebrate with them.
GET ACTIVE! Take your own action for seed freedom and participate in our growing local and regional seed library. Register to join our group here and we will be in touch to get you your first seeds for next season and any additional resources you will need!