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Have you thought about starting a Seed Library or Seed Sharing Event and had no idea where to start? Have you heard about a Seed Library and were wondering what it was? Are you swayed by Non-GMO promises on seed packaging? Have you ever wondered if you can save seeds from grocery store produce? If any of these thoughts have crossed your mind, this talk will give you loads of AH-HA moments as we provide a behind the scenes looks at community seed sharing. We will discuss the legal and practical requirements for seed sharing through seed libraries and seed swaps, demystify terms related to seed choices, and provide basic concepts for seed saving.

Carolina Schottland is an attorney by trade, but a plant person by passion. She is the Program Coordinator for the Round Lake Area Garden Club which oversees and manages a permanent Seed Library at the Round Lake Area Library. Ms. Schottland is a Lake County Extension Master Gardener and also volunteers with the Lake County Forest Preserve and Chicago Botanic Garden. Liz Kirchhoff is an Adult Services Librarian at the Barrington Area Library, where she has worked for almost fourteen years. Last year she opened the new Seed Library after several years of research, grant writing, and preparation. This year, she’ll be expanding gardening programming at the library to include a Teaching Garden, where Extension Master Gardeners will teach hands on classes to small groups of students. In her free time, Liz reads for a book award committee and is hard at work renovating her new house and garden.

IMPORTANT UPDATE Chicago Living Corridors’ webinars will be hosted by the Barrington Area Library on their Zoom platform.  

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