Seed Library

Feb. 16, 2022

Rycroft Residents - Did you know that Rycroft has a seed Library?We are now accepting seeds so please feel free to drop by and donate any seeds that you are not using or have extra of.How does a seed library work you ask?Any patron can borrow seeds from the Rycroft Municipal Library in planting season. Patrons save seeds from their plants at the end of growing season and return a portion back to the library. It's as simple as that!The first contemporary seed library was created in 1999 at the Berkeley Ecology Center. It was called the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL). The first seed library to be established in a public library was at the Gardiner Public Library in Gardiner, New York and was developed by Ken Greene in 2004. Since then, the number of seed libraries has grown to over 450 across the globe, with most being established in the United States.