License to Till: Duluth Seed Library

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Self-Paced Learning


Just like books, seed is a public resource and shared legacy that must be managed in a manner that benefits the public good. The Duluth Seed Library, one of the first public seed libraries in the state, opened at the Duluth Public Library on February 22, 2014. The idea came from a member of the community, was moved forward with help from several partner organizations, and has generated a high level of enthusiasm in the Duluth area and beyond. The mission of the seed library is to empower people to grow their own food and to encourage seed saving as a way to developed a locally adapted, shared seed stock. Already the seed library is having a positive ripple effect by engaging groups that don't always interact with the public library. The library has also worked with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to be compliant with state law regarding the distribution of seeds.

Carla Powers, Library Manager, Duluth Public Library

Jocelyn Baker, Library Technician, Duluth Public Library

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who would like to learn more about seed libraries.