Oct. 23, 2013
Melanie Lasaste, founder of Davis Seed Savers Alliance, will be speaking Oct. 22 at City Farm behind Lillard Hall about how to establish a seed library and a seed garden.
A seed library is a storehouse where seeds are held and members of the library are able to borrow seeds for their garden. Once their seeds are grown into plants, the harvested seeds from those plants are returned for other members to use. According to City Farm Faculty Coordinator Robyn Waxman, collecting seeds is one of the most important things people can do.
“Saving seeds might be one of the most important things we do in times of food insecurity,” said Waxman. “Why not learn how to do that now?”
Lataste will be bringing her seed library on wheels for all to see, and she may be handing out free seeds for students to start their own garden.
The event will be held from 12-1 p.m. City College students are welcome to attend.
For information on the Seed Savers Alliance event, contact Robyn Waxman at (916)558-2280.