Source: Local Futures
Creating a space for your community to grow plants for seed is a great way to build local resilience and preserve rare plant varieties. From season to season, plants adapt to the local climate and environment, passing on information to the next generation through their seed. This makes living seed-saving projects extremely important in the face of our changing climate. As a community, you’ll work and learn together to grow locally-adapted plant varieties, become self-sufficient in seed, and share seed as a group.
- Download How to Organize Community Seed Gardens, a step-by-step guide from Seed Savers Exchange.
- The Community Seed Exchange has collated a number of useful resources, from teaching tools and legal forms to forms for seed libraries.
- At UK-based Down to Earth Stroud, members grow seed for vegetables, fruits, and flowers in their own backyards and community garden plots.
- Native Seeds/SEARCH has a 60-acre seed conservation farm in the US state of Arizona, where they have preserved nearly 2,000 varieties of indigenous desert seeds. They offer small grants and educational programs for communities in the southwestern USA and northern Mexico.