Help us set up Free Seed Libraries in 100 communities across the USA!
—Note for Free Seed Library recipients. Information on seeds will be up soon!
Millions of us have woken up to learn that the global, industrial food system is broken and does not serve our society in an equitable, just or sustainable manner. The time is now to rise up, take the power back from Big Agriculture, and grow our own food for our communities. The power to change a society lies in the seed!
A Free Seed Library can serve as a hub in the community for people to freely get the seeds they need to grow their own food, share it with their community, and be a part of the shift towards a more sustainable, equitable and just society.
Since 2018 we have sent Free Seed Packs to over 20,000 people through our Free Seed Project. These packs provide a variety of hearty veggies, tasty herbs and healing greens to nourish the body and mind. Plus a mix of beautiful and fragrant flowers for our bee, butterfly and pollinator friends (and our enjoyment too)! We prioritize providing seeds to people who would not otherwise be able to access seeds, first time gardener’s and people who grow food to share it with others who have low access to healthy home-grown food.
We want to continue our mission of providing seeds to all those who need them by putting up Free Seed Libraries everywhere that we can to be of service. Our goal is to establish a total of 100 Free Seed Libraries in all 50 US states this year. We place Free Seed Libraries in publicly accessible places including in residential front yards along the sidewalk, business fronts, libraries, community centers and schools.
The cost of a Free Seed Library ranges from about $100-$150. This includes all materials to build the library, seeds for the first year, seed bags and shipping. We have numerous ways to distribute and set up Free Seed Libraries including:
-Mailing ready-to-assemble seed libraries in the mail
-Setting them up in our own community and nearby communities
-Providing template/instructions and a grant to for those that can build a Free Seed Library in their community.
Dreaming of having a Free Seed Library in your community? Find out more details and apply here.
We have the funds allocated to create the first 10 Free Seed Libraries. We need your help to create 100 Free Seed Libraries this year! Please make a donation to our GoFundMe to help provide seed to hundreds of people!