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Grassroots seed conservation Grassroots seed conservation

Seed Library featured in new book, Seeds of Resistance. Reserve your copy today, and listen to the author on Your Call's One Planet series!
Seed Library featured in new book, Seeds of Resistance. Reserve your copy today, and listen to the author on Your Call's One Planet series!
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The Food Explorer

What would hipsters eat if it weren’t for David Fairchild? David Fairchild, intrepid explorer of the 19th century, traveled the world to… More
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UA Rooftop Garden Feeds Those in Need UA Rooftop Garden Feeds Those in Need

Arizona Daily Star article highlighting the University of Arizona's greenhouse that will provide campus food pantry with fresh produce.
Arizona Daily Star article highlighting the University of Arizona's greenhouse that will provide campus food pantry with fresh produce.
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Now Sowing: Cool Season Herbs Now Sowing: Cool Season Herbs

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It's time to plant those cool season herbs! (Sept-Feb) You can find the following seeds in the library available for check-out with you…
It's time to plant those cool season herbs! (Sept-Feb) You can find the following seeds in the library available for check-out with you...
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Now Sowing: Kale/Collards (Sept~Feb) Now Sowing: Kale/Collards (Jan~Feb, Sept-Nov)

By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
Got Kale? Kale is incredibly successful during Tucson winters! I plant a bunch and just clip the outside leaves every evening to toss into soups, stews, and stir frys, or in the oven for kale chips (great for kids!)
Got Kale? Kale is incredibly successful during Tucson winters!
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Learn about local cactus rescuers Learn about local cactus rescuers

On Atlas Obscura: The Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society is closing in on 100,000 salvaged plants.
On Atlas Obscura: The Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society is closing in on 100,000 salvaged plants.
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Seed savers: bring it in Seed savers: bring it in

Now's the time to collect seeds from your summer garden. This article offers local seed saving resources, including our Seed Library!
Now's the time to collect seeds from your summer garden. This article offers local seed saving resources, including our Seed Library!
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🌱One Seed Pima County: Kala Chana… 🌱One Seed Pima County: Kala Chana…

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The Seed Library would like to invite gardeners throughout Pima County to join us for our third season of One Seed Pima County. This year,…
The Seed Library would like to invite gardeners throughout Pima County to join us for our third season of One Seed Pima County. This year,…
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Garbanzo Beans! Garbanzo Beans!

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Use these resources to make delicious recipes after you grow your Kala Chana Garbanzo Bean (aka chickpea) seeds from the One Seed Program!
Use these resources to make delicious recipes after you grow your Kala Chana Garbanzo Bean (aka chickpea) seeds from the One Seed Program!
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Water Harvesting Water Harvesting

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Here is a list of water harvesting resources you can check out from PCPL. Check the calendar to see upcoming events, too!
Here is a list of water harvesting resources you can check out from PCPL. Check the calendar to see upcoming events, too!
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The Suburban Micro-farm

If you live in the city or suburbs and want to garden but think you don’t have room to grow edibles, think again! Amy Stross shows you how… More
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The Book of Seeds

Here's one for the true seed enthusiast. A beautiful book covering over 600 seeds with comprehensive information and glorious photographs.… More
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Plant, Cook, Eat!

This children's cookbook makes the connection between growing and cooking. Basic gardening tips are followed by simple recipes. This book,… More
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Eating From the Ground up

Here's a book that helps you make the most of your vegetables. Alana Chernila provides recipes that help enhance the true flavor of your…
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