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 »

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 »

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… Read more » 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,