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Seed Exchange at Demeter Seed Library

Saturday, May 26, 2012
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Enter the main campus entrance and after purchasing your permit, continue up the hill and turn right at the Ranch View Road stoplight into the Carriage House/Campus Facilities parking lot (the first right you can make past the kiosk). The Farm is a 5-minute walk across the street from the parking lot.
Walk across Coolidge and follow the signs that say Center for Agroecology/Farm Pedestrians.
Walk 1/5 mile up the gravel road that parallels the paved bike path to a short set of stairs and a wooden entrance gate.

The UCSC Demeter Seed Library would like to invite community members from all over Santa Cruz and the Bay to our second seed exchange of 2012, happening on Saturday, May 26th from 12-3pm at the UCSC farm! Come join the seed project and gain access to our collection of locally adapted heirloom seeds for free. A seed library is a means by which a community can store and protect its rare heirloom vairities of plants. The event is free to the public and the only stipulation for borrowing seeds is to return 20X the amount of seeds you borrow for at least two varities. This may sound difficult but it really is not, especially when one considers one seed has the potential to produce hundreds of seeds.

We have been working with local farmers and gardeners to preserve and encourage local food biodiversity. Heirloom species of plants go extinct every day. By growing seeds from the Demeter Seed Library you are directly participating in the preservation of rare varieties of delicious vegetables! Plus they look great and usually aren't available at markets! Come sow the seeds of revolution. Living organisms should not be commodified!

We are working to create an open sourced seed encyclopedia and eventually would like to see living seed libraries at universities all over the nation. We are breaking ground on this project and would love for you to join us!

Contact Andrew Whitman at awhitman [at] (760) 214-3301 for more information. Or visit!

Also join the first seed and gardening social network: to connect with seed savers and libraries all over the bay!
Added to the calendar on Thu, May 24, 2012 3:25PM
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