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Community Seed Project

The Seed Library of Jefferson County is pleased to announce the 2024 Community Seed Project.  With this project we hope to improve genetic seed diversity, create a collection of seeds that are better adapted to the local climate and growing environment and inspire a network of gardeners and seed savers to share skills and resources.

Home gardeners usually grow vegetables in numbers too small to maintain the genetic stock of many varieties so we propose that our entire community grow 1 or 2 varieties, save our seed and combine at the end of the growing season.  Over time this process has the potential to build local adaption in these seeds and strengthen our local food systems.

*Sugar Snap Peas*

This snap pea was developed by Oatsplanter Farm in Port Townsend, WA.

Jaydne has been growing this variety for several years at Oatsplanter Farm. She has been selecting for early maturity, taste and high productivity.  It is an early and prolific  producer. It needs full sun, can vine up to 5 feet, and will likely need to be trellised.


*Return your dry pea seeds*

Port Hadlock: Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Avenue, Port Hadlock, Irondale, 98339

County Library Bookmobile: Any bookmobile in:  Brinnon, Coyle,Cape George, Gardener, Port Ludlow, Quilcene

Port Townsend: 4642 Willamette Street, Port Townsend, Leave seeds on porch in red cooler

The Seed Library will provide resources and tutorials on line and via Zoom presentations to provide instruction on every phase of the growing and seed saving process.