​Joint Resolution in Support of Seed Libraries

International Seed Library Forum
International Seed Library Forum 84 Comments
361 Signatures Goal: 1,000

Whereas, humans have a history of saving and sharing seeds that have created and supported civilizations for over 10,000 years; and

Whereas seed libraries are a nonprofit repository of seed for the benefit of the

public where free seed is distributed to promote seed sharing and seed
education, provide increased access to healthy food, strengthen local food and
seed security, improve the health of our community members, preserve and
promote our local biodiversity, celebrate local varieties that are important to our community's cultural heritage and provide seed that is adapted to local soils and changing climate; and

Whereas seed libraries represent a local expression of seed sovereignty, allowing communities to conserve, preserve, and grow local seed diversity; and

Whereas seed libraries do not engage in the sale of seeds or present any risks to the commercial seed business or to agriculture; and

Whereas seed libraries are a natural extension of the role of public libraries, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions in promoting the free and
widespread availability of knowledge, education and cultural literacy; and

Therefore be it resolved that the 2015 International Seed Library Forum considers the creation and operation of seed libraries an important component of our nation's food and agricultural system; and

Be it further resolved that the 2015 International Seed Library Forum supports the adoption and development of seed libraries into communities around the world.

  • John Sublette
    John Sublette United States, Bellevue
    Oct 10, 2017
    Oct 10, 2017
    This law is brazenly unconstitutional in it's current application to inhibit SEED SHARING. This law was written to protect against the SELLING OF BAD SEED by dealers. Whoever is behind this misapplication needs to be identified and condemned publicly and stopped! Seed sharing is our birthright.
  • Williiam Ferguson
    Williiam Ferguson United States, Santa Fe
    Jul 13, 2017
    Jul 13, 2017
    Featuring ourseedlibrary,org for the 2017 Artist Resource Fair in Santa Feto folk artists from 50 countries. Good job, Rodeo, NM!
  • Olivia Tawiah
    Olivia Tawiah United States, Seattle
    Aug 16, 2016
    Aug 16, 2016
    Civil disobedience is the power that can't be taken away from us. And seed libraries are one of the purest, most simple and most efficient forms of that power. No one can stop seed libraries. Even in those countries where seed exchange has been made an outlaw thing, seeds still keep running from hand to hand. But we need a petition to make more people get aware of the problem, that our seeds are still and always in danger.
  • Anita Weichert
    Anita Weichert United States, Ruidoso
    Jul 22, 2015
    Jul 22, 2015

    Am so glad to see this, I have always said we need to preserve the seeds for the future geneartions! Thank you and am keeping seeds for the future generations! May God Bless!
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    Lay-Ah-Nay Aymoray Grayce Johnst Australia
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