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Seed Library

Program Contact: Program Contact: Karen Seabrook, Master Gardener Seed Library Manager
3603795610 • seedlibrarywsu@gmail.com

FAQ

Seed Library Hours:

February – October
M-Th 10:00 – 2:00 PM
121 Oak Bay Road, Port Hadlock, WA 98339

Our Mission

Our mission is to create a culture of learning, sharing, and community through sustainable seed saving that reclaims seeds as a public resource, encourages biodiversity as an alternative to transgenic modified seeds, fosters self-reliance over dependence upon large food producers, increases food security, promotes a healthy diet and develops seed adapted to thrive in the soils and climate of our region.


Over 100 Members in the Seed Library!  Anyone can become a member of this program.  Borrow, Grow, Return.
How to borrow seeds and become a Seed Library Member!
  • Fill out membership form (file in binder on top of seed catalog) 
  • Choose no more than 3 packets of seeds to borrow per season (9 packets per year)
  • Pick up small lunch bag with form for returning seeds to the library after plants have gone to seed (1 bag per packet of seeds checked out)

For more information about seed saving:

WSU Saving Seeds, Seed Saving Chart, seedalliance.org, seedsavers.org, seedambassadors.org, http://www.richmondgrowsseeds.org/

To access WSU large catalog of free gardening publications, click here:  https://pubs.wsu.edu


Seed Library closed November – February:

 

Example seed available for Winter Vegetable Gardening:

Brassicacea: collards, kale, purple sprouting broccoli, mustard

Amaranthaceae: Spinach, chard, cilantro, parsley, beets, radishes,

Fabaceae: fava beans and peas,

Asteraceae: lettuces of all types

Flower seeds that do well in late summer and fall are also available!


Events

Currently scheduled demonstrations are:

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 – Seed Cleaning & Seed Exchange at WSU Classroom at 97 Oak Bay Road, Port Hadlock, WA from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

Bring your vegetable, herb, and (edible only) flower seeds and we’ll clean and label them together. Leave some for the Seed Library and take some home to you and your family. Swap seeds with your fellow seed savers. Master Gardeners and OSA staff will be available to answer questions. Free and open to the public.

For a complete list of events, go to the WSU Jefferson County Extension Calendar at https://extension.wsu.edu/jefferson/calendar/

Stay tuned: Seed Library Workshops will start again in February/March! 


Thank you to our many Partners!

If you’d like to make a monetary donation to the Seed Library, you can send a check made payable to the Jefferson County Master Gardener Program at 121 Oak Bay Road, Port Hadlock, WA 98339.  Please write “Seed Library” in the memo.