Growing Ester's Biodiversity, or GEB, is a new program being established at the John Trigg Ester Library. The program was proposed in late June 2011, and will launch in early 2012 with a book and movie group. To sign up for the e-mail list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or see our Facebook page and the library's blog for the latest announcements.
GEB program pages
Upcoming events (see also calendar page)
What is a seed library?
A seed library, or community seed bank, is a way that the public can promote agricultural biodiversity specific to their local region, preserving heirloom garden varieties and learning about seed saving and starting. Members "check out" seeds from the library to grow in their gardens, and participate in workshops, reading groups, or other events. At the end of the growing season, selected seed suppliers or program members "return" seeds to the library for use next year.
About the program
Program mission: (coming soon)
The purpose of the GEB program is to:
Book/movie discussion group
The GEB program relies on strong community partnerships. We are forming cooperative partnerships with local agriculturalists and institutions, including:
A group is forming to obtain grants to fund this program. Team members so far include David Fazzino, Deirdre Helfferich, Phil Loring, Bob Mikol, and Matt Springer.
For more information
Program Coordinator: Deirdre Helfferich, 451-0636
Facebook Page: Growing Ester's Biodiversity: JTEL's seed library