Fidalgo Seed Share

 

Fidalgo Seed Share Library opens 10am Saturday,
Jan. 28 (National Seed Swap Day) at the Anacortes Library!

 

Spring is coming and seed catalogs are already in the mail! Excited about the next growing season? FIDALGO SEED SHARE has been created to provide seeds locally adapted to the growing conditions here on Fidalgo and Guemes Islands and other nearby locations.  And best of all, these seeds are FREE!  Stop by the Anacortes Library to collect seed and find information about starting your garden from seed and saving your favorites for next year.  We also have a significant collection of commercial seed for you to try; maybe you’ll find the next best seed for our conditions.

BUT WHY BOTHER?

As part of Transition Fidalgo, we are committed to doing our part to ensure a local, resilient food system.  Since much of our food can be grown in our own gardens and gardening starts with seeds, we save seed.  Saving seed ensures a supply as well as a diversity of plants adapted to local growing conditions and is a critical part of a resilient food system.

Gathering seeds

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Gardeners, you’re welcome to “borrow” small quantities of seeds, grow them for food or flowers, or grow them out for seeds. If the seeds are saved, some can be returned to the library for the next grower. In that way, our seed library
will keep the seed exchange going and growing.

HOW TO GET STARTED – 

Come in and get some seeds whenever the Anacortes Library is open (find us between the “teen” stacks and the small conference rooms). Become part of a growing community of gardeners who cherish and care for seeds!

As the season ends, save seed from your successful plantings.  Check our “Resources” page (coming soon) for details on saving seed for many different plants.

NEED HELP?

Our “Resources” page has links to many useful websites for both growing plants and saving seed of all types.  (page coming soon)  If you need further assistance, email us at fidalgoseedshare@transitionfidalgo.org.

~Fidalgo Seed Share is a project of Transition Fidalgo, and is partnering with the Anacortes Library to help grow a more resilient community through the practice of saving and sharing seeds.~

Contact  fidalgoseedshare@transitionfidalgo.org for more information