A new link in our local food system is the creation of the Northeast Permaculture Seed Bank. Based in Falmouth, Maine, Permaculturist Aaron Parker sends this announcement:
I just launched this project, so it is just in its infant stage (just a seedling if you will), but I hope it will quickly expand and grow. Even if it’s not a project you would like to participate in please pass along the link if you know of people or groups of people who might like to make use of the seed bank.
The Northeast Permaculture Seed Bank seeks to make plant varieties useful to sustainable alternative agriculture more accessible to anyone who wishes to grow them. It also seeks to popularize (or re-popularize) new or unusual plant varieties.
How it Works:
I keep a collection of seeds at my house and keep a running tally of available seeds on the this page (see below). People donate seeds (by mail) or money (by mail or paypal) in order in gain access to other seeds in the bank, when you make a donation be sure to let me know your email address so I could keep track of how much credit any you have to use, then when you want to make a seed request send me an email from that address. For now, donations and request will be accepted at anytime, if the seed bank really takes off i might close requests until the growing season is done and I have more time.