Seed Libraries Grow Out Program
94% of the old varieties of crops have been lost in the last 100 years, but you can change the trend. Start a grow out program as part of your seed lending library. What's a grow out program? Selected varieties are grown out by volunteers in the community for the benefit of the community. The varieties selected could be to ensure a large amount of seed is available for food security purposes or could be for the genetic preservation of varieties that are rare, unique or have cultural significance to your community. You could even do BOTH at the same time. Preserve rare varieties while increasing food security!