BASIL Seed Sorting Work Party, this Saturday, 7/7/12

BASIL Seed Sorting Work Party, this Saturday, 7/7/12
The Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL) is a volunteer-run resource housed in the Ecology Center. This Saturday will be a seed sorting work party, which is an easy way to learn more about seed saving, plant families, and meet other friendly folks who are knowledgable about seed saving. All experience levels welcome. We hope… Read more »

BASIL Seed Swap, Work Party and Seed Saving Workshop: All this Weekend, 3/30-4/1

BASIL Seed Swap, Work Party and Seed Saving Workshop: All this Weekend, 3/30-4/1
It’s a trifecta of Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL) events this weekend: Friday night is the annual Seed Swap, Saturday will be a BASIL work party, and Sunday brings a Seed Saving workshop. Whether you have a backyard in full spring garden planning, or are just beginning to look at where your food comes… Read more »

BASIL history explored in Acres USA, and 13th Annual Seed Swap!

BASIL history explored in Acres USA, and 13th Annual Seed Swap!
There is a wonderful article in the January issue of Acres USA detailing the rise of seed libraries over the past decade. The history of BASIL, which has been housed at the Ecology Center going on 13 years, is laid out as a fore-runner of many subsequent seed library projects. We’ve included an excerpt below,… Read more »

BASIL Seed Library Work Party, Saturday 1/7/12

BASIL Seed Library Work Party, Saturday 1/7/12
Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL) is looking for collective members to help with this great project. We’ll be processing and filing seeds and organizing the seed library. Join with others interested in promoting local seed saving and sharing. Come get to know us and help for the day or longer. This event is free… Read more »

New Seed Library in East Palo Alto

New Seed Library in East Palo Alto
The Ecology Center houses the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL), a sponsored project that allows members of the public to come in and sign up to trade seeds. Inspired by BASIL, Richmond resident Rebecca Newburn started a seed lending library at the Richmond Public Library last May. (Rebecca’s leading a seed saving class at… Read more »