Gratitude from the Door County Seed Library

As we near the end of 2019, I would like to say thank you to all of the supporters of the Door County Seed Library, which launched at the Sturgeon Bay Library in March. Already it has 170 members, has distributed more than 2,600 packets of seeds, and has offered 13 educational programs. Our mission is to preserve and nurture heirloom seeds and local Door County gardening history through education, seed saving and seed sharing. 

I am thankful for the sustainability grants that we received from the Green Fund and the Cliff & Clara Herlache Heritage Foundation of the Door County Community Foundation, which enable us to offer free seeds, educational programs and materials throughout the year.

Thank you also to our collaborative partners: the Door County Master Gardeners Association, the Sturgeon Bay branch of the Door County Library, UW-Extension, The Community’s Garden and Wild Ones of Door Peninsula.

Thank you to the community members who volunteer to teach our educational programs on topics such as straw-bale gardening, kids’ gardening, composting, putting up your harvest, growing pollinator gardens and much more.

And a special thanks to the dedicated members of our planning team who generously donate their time and creative talents to implement the vision of the Door County Seed Library. 

Last, but certainly not least, I thank the members of the Door County Seed Library. Whether you are a beginning or experienced gardener, I am grateful that you have joined us in working to cultivate the power of seed in Door County.

We are working on exciting plans for next year and are looking forward to continuing to “grow with you” in 2020!

Penne Wilson

Door County Seed Library Co-Founder