Celebrate International Year of Pulses and Save the Date: BASIL Annual Seed Swap Set for 3/18/16

Celebrate International Year of Pulses and Save the Date: BASIL Annual Seed Swap Set for 3/18/16
2016 is the international year of pulses, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. What’s a pulse? The dried seed of a plant in the legume family – so your favorite dried beans, dried peas, lentils, and chickpeas are all part of the pulse club. As legumes, pulses are not only… Read more »

16th Annual Bay Area Seed Swap & Celebration, 3/7/15

16th Annual Bay Area Seed Swap & Celebration, 3/7/15
One of our favorite events is coming up very soon, back for another year! Join us for a fun and festive Annual Seed Swap hosted by the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL). Come learn about seed libraries, swap home-grown garden seeds, share a potluck supper, enjoy music and the company of fantastic local gardeners… Read more »

Support New National Campaign to Save Seed Sharing

Support New National Campaign to Save Seed Sharing
A new national campaign and petition has been launched by local organizations to protect seed libraries from legal changes that have hindered them in several states. The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), Richmond Grows Seed Library, and Shareable, with support from the Seed Matters project and Clif Bar Family Foundation, are behind the new Save… Read more »

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 »