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 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 »