Through local partnerships, Brown County Seed Library provides education, encouragement, resources, and seeds to all community members to protect the current and future food supply. The Seed Library fosters self-reliance and empowers individuals to grow nutritious food and complementary plants that support pollinators.
Brown County Seed Library will be a curated collection of seeds – primarily edible plants – that are suited for success in our Northeastern Wisconsin growing region. These seeds will be available free of charge to anyone interested in planting vegetables, fruits and pollinator-friendly plants. Our first year will focus on getting seeds into the hands of local growers of all ages. Seed donations and monetary donations to purchase seeds are needed to fill our Seed Library cabinet. Educational programs and future initiatives will encourage seed-saving techniques to help replenish the collection.
You can “join” the Brown County Seed Library at no cost by filling out a brief membership form. This will allow organizers to keep you informed about related news and later help us evaluate the use of the Seed Library.
The Seed Library will be housed and available to the public at Brown County Central Library in downtown Green Bay. 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI 54301
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Planning and fundraising for this volunteer-based community project is underway through the leadership of these partner organizations:
Brown County Community Gardens Program
Brown County Library
Green Bay Botanical Garden
New Leaf Foods, Inc.
Northeast Wisconsin Master Gardeners
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
UW Extension Brown County
All partner organizations will collectively support this initiative by providing planning experience, volunteer coordination, seed and gardening expertise, in-kind contributions, fundraising support, educational programs and communication to keep the public informed.
Donations, grants and public support are needed to help this project take root and grow.
New Leaf Foods, a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the fiscal agent for the Brown County Seed Library.
HOW YOU AND YOUR ORGANIZATION CAN HELP:
Monetary donations are needed to purchase bulk seeds and other supplies. New Leaf Foods, Inc., has created this online form to collect donations on behalf of the Seed Library (through PayPal or checks).
Individuals and businesses are invited to donate packaged seeds to get us started.
Please be patient as we nurture and grow this new and exciting resource for all area residents!