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March 7 at 10:30 a.m., Jenny Gruber of the Dunn County Beekeepers Association will give us information about honeybees and the plants you can grow to provide them with forage.   Some favorite seeds from our seed library will be available. This is the seasonal kickoff for our seed library.  Stop by the information desk to get your packets.  All seeds are repackaged from Seed Savers Exchange.  We currently have:

  • Tomato, Italian Heirloom
  • Tomato, Beams Yellow Pear
  • Tomato, Amish Paste
  • Herb, Basil
  • Herb, Cilantro
  • Arugula (Organic)
  • Lettuce, Winter Density (Organic)
  • Lettuce, Gulley’s Favorite (Organic)
  • Pepper, Tolli’s Sweet Italian (Organic)
  • Pepper, Buran
  • Bean, Sultan’s Green Crescent (Organic)
  • Bean, Provider (Organic)
  • Pea, Dwarf Sugar Gray
  • Pea, Green Arrow
  • Sunflower, Autumn Beauty (Organic)
  • Sunflower, Arikara (edible)
  • Red Russian Kale (Organic)
  • Amish Pie Squash (Organic)
  • Edmonson Cucumber (Organic)
  • Burpee’s Golden Beets (Organic)
  • New England Aster (Prairie flower)
  • Purple Coneflower (Prairie flower)
    • updated February 2020

These seeds are easy to grow and fun to harvest.  They are self-pollinating which means they tend to produce plants that are consistent.

Why save seeds?  Gardeners and farmers have saved seed since the Stone Age.  All domestic crops were once wild plants that early humans selected to feed themselves or later their livestock.  Saving seeds:  saves money, promotes diversity and security in our food system and community wellness.

To learn more about growing and seed saving check-out Kathleen Plunkett-Black’s seed saving resources