Seedy Saturday Report 2016

This year’s Seedy Saturdays were very successful, with 37 attendees, $46 in donations, and an enormous amount of seeds donated and taken (along with a few seed catalogs). KUAC and the local paper announced the upcoming events like crazy. We also received considerable publicity the Sunday after with a front-page story in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

Seeds donated ranged from tropical tree seeds to Siberian tomatoes (Cosmonaut Volkov, for example, or unnamed stripey yellow & reds grown in a neighbor’s back yard) to three kinds of arugula and more. These seeds are still available to those who wish to become members of the John Trigg Ester Library. Heirloom/open-pollinated plants may be checked out for the season so long as seeds from the plants you grow are brought back to the library (just like a book!—well, sort of). For more information on this program, see our Growing Ester’s Biodiversity pages.

About dhelfferich

Ms. Helfferich is the founder of the JTEL and has served in many capacities with the library, among them board president, board vice president, capital grants manager, grant writer, fundraiser, events organizer, director of the Growing Ester's Biodiversity program, website manager, and collections volunteer.
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