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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 genetically 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

www.seedambassadors.org

For a planting and harvesting calendar click here:

Seattle Tilth Planting and Harvesting Calendar

To access WSU large catalog of free gardening publications, click here:

https://pubs.wsu.edu


Winter Garden planting happens in late summer.  We are currently stocked with the following winter seeds:

 

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:

Seed cleaning workshops are held during August, September and October.  Currently scheduled demonstrations are:

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 –  Seed Cleaning/Winter Garden Discussion at Quilcene Community Center at 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Quilcene, WA

Friday, August 9th, 2019 – Seed Cleaning Demonstration and Mobile Seed Library at the Jefferson County Fair at 12:30, Port Townsend, WA

Monday, Sept. 23rd 10:00-11:30 – clean seeds and answer questions at  Book Mobile in Coyle.

Thursday, October 10th, 2019 – Seed Cleaning/Winter Garden discussion, Brinnon, WA

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


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.