Oswego Library To Host Seed Saving Workshop

OSWEGO, NY – On May 1, the Oswego Public Library will host a NON-GMO Seed and Plant Swap and Seed Saving Workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

The Oswego Public Library has joined the efforts of the Oswego Center for Sustainability to generate collaborative community projects that focus on local, reusable resources, self-reliance and community initiative.

Together these organizations have established the Oswego Seed Library.

All seeds left over from the swap will be donated to the Oswego Seed Library and available for free to the community.

The public will then be able to “borrow” seeds, just as they would borrow books, with the intention of planting, harvesting and then saving the seeds from the best of their harvest, but without the risk of troublesome overdue fines.

Ideally, local growers will then return some of these seeds for others to borrow in the future.

The Oswego Seed Library will facilitate the accessibility of NON-GMO seeds to the community while providing educational resources and support.

Please clearly label any Non-GMO or heirloom seeds you wish to swap.

New to seed saving?

Jan Smith, Master Gardener of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County, will be discussing and demonstrating seed saving techniques and answering your questions.

All Oswego Public Library programs are free and open to the public.

Please call Jessica at 341-5867 if you have further questions.