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 »

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 »

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 »