The idea is simple. Growers get up to 5 packets of seeds from the seed catalog located in the library and record what they are taking with them, as well as basic contact information for later in the season. Then they grow their plants during the season. At the end of the growing season, the grower harvests as usual but also saves some of the seeds for next season. The grower then returns a portion (typically 2-3 times the starting amount) to the seed library to continue the cycle.
The seed library works on an honor system. We hope each and every participant is able to return seeds, but there is no fine if you are unable to return seeds. We are happy to take monetary donations to assist with purchasing additional packets of seeds.