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Join us next Friday evening, March 18th, 2016, 6-9pm

The S.P.R.OUT Seed Library hosts a community Seed Swap in Downtown Bolinas, young to old are encouraged to bring their seeds, starts, cuttings, garden supplies, or enthusiasm to swap. Bring your favorite meal-share along with a mug/place settings for a lively, seedy evening.

We are super excited to host this Seed Swap at The Commons, 22 Brighton Avenue, Downtown Bolinas (the old Uniquities space). Town’s newest community space, for those that knew us back in 2005, that is how we started.. on Wharf Rd….

We are loving this wet spring, the coming equinox is a sweet time to gather and prepare for the coming seasons…
Supporting Seed Saving, Community Sovereignty, Food Security  through a time honored tradition of swapping local seeds among community members. The Seed Library, started in 2005 hosted Swaps, Seed Saving workshops, Chautauqua reviews in Bolinas for years. The Seed Library is emerging with the rains from a dormancy with it’s first Seed Swap in four years. As always you do not have to bring to receive.
Medea Leones, Seedy Librarian

The SPROUT Seed Library is a non-profit community sported seed and plant resource outreach and library in West Marin.  The SPROUT Library provides seeds and plants to gardeners who in turn grow-out select plants for seed and return some to the library for others to borrow.  Our goal is to nurture gardeners as earth tenders with uniquely suited plants for our bioregion while supporting genetic diversity and community sovereignty.   SPROUT is an acronym for the Seed and Plant Resource OUTreach.

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The last couple of days have felt like fall here on the pacific coast. The Seed Library is staged in Bolinas just 26 miles north of San Francisco, a few miles off  highway 1 at the southern tip of Pt Reyes National Seashore. Just days before the full moon we have planted three types of broccoli, cabbage, peas  and a variety lettuce in the garden. A welcome grounding in the buildup to November 13th~ The 3rd Annual Seed Library’s Fundraiser: Chautauqua Seed Fest & Revue. Excitement and a collaboration is germinating. We had a couple of tables and display at the Bioneers seed swap last saturday. Gave hundreds of seeds away and collected a few. We are expecting many local seed saving, agricultural and permaculture groups to hold space at the seed swap~ Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, Regenerative Design Institute, Sustainable Fairfax, and several Bay Area seed libraries.

Today, Thursday 21st is a leaf day in the Biodynamic System of agriculture. Though the broccoli we are planting is a ‘flower’ crop we use the suggestions as that, and hope for the best! I am saving a few starts to plant on the next flower day (a week from today! hope they live that long) to see if there is a noticeable difference. will post photos this evening. I consult my paper calendar, i was just shown this site which has lunar planting days listed form a number of perspectives. if you use it, please share your experience.

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