The Seed Library of Jefferson County is pleased to announce the 2022 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.