Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Seed Packaging and Info on Winter Sowing at the library

Come join us to package seeds and learn about an easy winter sowing method to get a head start growing seeds.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 5:30-8:00pm at the
White Bear Lake library, 2150 2nd St, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.

No experience necessary! This is a drop in event, come when you can and stay as long as you wish.

We have hundreds of seeds to package for next spring and could use your help!

Questions, please email Pam at:

Monday, November 21, 2016

CANCELED: Seed Packaging, Tuesday Nov 22!

Due to the ice, snow and rain expected to arrive Tuesday, the seed packaging event is canceled. Check back here for the latest information about the next seed packaging date.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Seed Packaging Event Nov 22

Mark your calendar for our next seed packaging event!

Tuesday, November 22, 5:30-8pm 
White Bear Lake Library

This is a drop in event--come when you can and stay as long as you want.
Also, we really need pea, green bean, tomato, and sweet pepper seeds. If you didn't save seeds from your harvest, please consider donating a fresh packet of non-hybrid, open pollinated seeds to the seed library.
The seed library runs only on donations, so the more seed we have, the more people can have free seeds.

Any question, please email us at; 

Friday, October 7, 2016

What Seeds to Save

A plant produces seeds in order to reproduce itself. For a plant to create a seed it needs to be pollinated. Some plants are self-pollinating – the male and female parts are contained within a single flower that fertilizes itself. Other plants are open-pollinating –the male and female parts are contained in separate male and female flowers and their pollen has to get from one flower to another flower in order for the flowers to be pollinated. The transfer of pollen is accomplished by wind, insects, birds, mammals or humans.
The ‘Easy’ to save seeds are self-pollinating types of plants such as: tomatoes, peas, beans, lettuce and native plants. If you are new to seed saving, please start with these types of plants.
Medium’ and ‘Difficult’ seeds require special planning to preserve the purity of the variety. If you return seeds to the library without taking certain precautions, they will not produce plants true to type. Also, hybrid plants do not produce seeds true to type—do not return seeds of hybrid plants.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Next Seed Packaging Event

Seed Packaging Event

 We could use help packaging seeds for the seed library. Our next seed packaging event is Tuesday, November 1 at the White Bear Lake library from 5:30-8:00pm. No experience necessary!