15th Annual BASIL Seed Swap, Saturday 3/1/14

15th Annual BASIL Seed Swap, Saturday 3/1/14
Save the date, Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL) has its annual Seed Swap shindig coming up, Saturday, March 1st from 7 to 9 PM. This event welcomes both new seed savers and experienced growers alike, and is always a favorite each year. Potluck supper, hoe down music, home-grown garden seeds, and the company of… Read more »

BASIL Inspires Reinvention of Public Libraries

BASIL Inspires Reinvention of Public Libraries
An article in USA today highlights the success public libraries have had in expanding beyond books to craft supplies, tools, science equipment and more. One of the most popular new items on library shelves are seeds, which can now be found in 55 public libraries across the country, and counting. While seed saving is a… Read more »

14th Annual BASIL Seed Swap this Friday, 2/15/13

14th Annual BASIL Seed Swap this Friday, 2/15/13
This once-a-year event is always a favorite! It’s being held earlier this year to give gardeners a chance to include the swapped seeds in spring planting. Come and share potluck supper, hoe down music, home-grown garden seeds, raffle and the company of fantastic local gardeners. To prepare seeds for the swap, please pre-label with the… Read more »

Intermediate Seed Saving for Urban Farmers and Gardeners

Intermediate Seed Saving for Urban Farmers and Gardeners
The second event in our “Reclaim, Rebuild, Reskill” series is for people ready to take their seed saving to the next level. This workshop will cover basic and advanced seed concepts including basic taxonomy and botany, choosing the right variety or crop, ideal population sizes, preventing cross-pollination, selecting for improved varieties, seed maturation, seed harvest,… Read more »

BASIL Seed Sorting Party Tomorrow, 8/25/12

BASIL Seed Sorting Party Tomorrow, 8/25/12
Come down to the Ecology Center tomorrow, from 1 to 3 PM to help with a little end-of-summer tidying and processing of the seed library’s holdings. This is a great chance to meet other seed savers, learn some seed saving tips, and snag some seeds for your fall planting. All experience levels welcome! We hope… Read more »