Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library The seed lending library is open to members to "borrow" seeds. It's easy to become a member. Just sign up and attend an online orientations. We have a wide collection of edibles including dozens of varieties of vegetables. We also have a cabinet of herbs and another with flowers, California natives and other ornamental plants. During the orientation, you'll learn about how the library is organized, what does it mean to "borrow" seeds and why a free seed library is valuable to our community. Doing the orientation will give you the privilege to borrow (and hopefully return) seeds any time the library is open. Check out the Richmond Grows website for our class schedule to learn more about topics such as how to save seeds, grow seedlings etc..
Richmond Grows is a collaborative project between the Richmond Rivets and the Richmond Public Library and is fiscally sopnsored by Urban Tilth. To our knowledge we were the first seed lending library in the nation that is housed in a public library. Since our opening we have helped a number of other people and groups to start seed libraries.
Below are some articles about Richmond Grows from various sources:
Disaster preparedness is a daunting task. We all know it's a good idea, especially here in earthquake country, but many of us cannot seem to put our emergency plans and supplies together. Like many things, preparing for emergencies is better and easier when done with others. Since Transition Towns are all about building community, Richmond Rivets has designed a program that makes this important task easier and helps build community at the same time. See this link for easy-to-use videos and materials for the 2 Steps A Month Program.
Special thanks to Rebecca Newburn for creating this wonderful program
Ongoing Program - Celebrate Our Interdependence - Live Locally for a Week