Seed saving is the process of saving seeds from plants and crops you are currently growing for the next season. It is often fairly straightforward and gives the seed saver the opportunity to select seeds for qualities such as yield, flavor, nutrition, color, resilience to local environment and pests.
The goal of Bennington College’s seed library is to empower community members through education and promotion of food sovereignty and serve as an exchange among the farmers and gardeners of the area. Seed libraries preserve local diversity and also local stories and relationships, and are a great exchange of knowledge. Bennington College wants to open this hub for exchange, connection, and education with our greater community.
Saving and Sharing Seeds is a practice as old as agriculture itself that is important to restore in order to have food sovereignty and develop local resilient varieties. Here are some hints for beginning your seed saving adventures!
Members of the local community are welcome to check out books from the Bennington College Library! To set up a free library account please visit Crossett Library Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm or email us