Seed Library Events

Spring Seed Sharing 2022

Seed Sharing


~Choosing Plants that Thrive ~

a Fort Bragg Seed Library presentation

with special guest speaker, Jaime Jensen of Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 2-4 pm

Jaime Jensen from the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens will show us plants that thrive in our varied climes, from the sandy soil near the coast to the redwood-shaded areas inland.

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Fort Bragg Seed Library Presents

Everything Succulent!

Identification, Propagation and Overall Care

with guest speaker, Rella Gadulka, owner of Simply Succulent Nursery

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 2-4 pm

With over 20,000 different varieties, succulents are a diverse group of plants that come in lots of colors and shapes.

Join us for a discussion of these beautiful, hardy plants.

Rella Gadulka is an enthusiastic gardener who has owned and operated Simply Succulent since 1995 (although she has been growing plants since she was five years old!). She is a member of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America and the International Sedum Society. Her specialty nursery features succulents, cacti, palms and other drought-tolerant perennials.

Photos courtesy of Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.




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Seed Collecting 101 Workshop

September 2018

Watch for flyers on our Seed Collecting 101 class coming in September 2018. This will be a “hands on” class for those who have never collected seed and would like some practical experience before going it alone.

Friday July 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm

The Fort Bragg Seed Library

presents a special, free screening ofImage result for king corn dvd imageKING CORN


An engrossing and eye-opening movie about the United States of America, the fast food nation. King Corn is a fun and crusading journey into the digestive tract of our nation. Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college friends return to their ancestral home of green Iowa to find how the modest corn kernel conquered American.

With the help of real farmers, powerful fertilizer, government aid and genetically modified seeds, the friends manage to grow one acre of corn. Along the way they unlock the hidden truths about America’s modern food system.

Plant GiveawayPlant Giveaway and Exchange

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 4-5 pm

Diversify your garden! Bring your extra vegetable and flower starts and swap them for ones you don’t have.

Don’t have any starts? Come on in anyway and select from the Fort Bragg Seed Library’s starts.

Need more information? Give us a call 707-964-2020.



Fort Bragg Seed Library Presents

“I Spy: Who’s Using My Pollinator Garden?”

with local pollinator specialist

Katy Pye

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 2-3 pm


Katy Pye is an award-winning, local author who retired from resource conservation work in 2000, and moved from the Sacramento Valley to South Caspar in 2005.

Her understanding of the relationships between plants and wildlife began in the ‘90s when she ran the Yolo County Resource Conservation District. It aimed to teach farmers and ranchers how to use wildlife habitat on their lands as a less expensive, more balanced way to control pests, weeds, and erosion, while increasing overall wildlife biodiversity.

Katy doesn’t call herself a gardener, rather says historically she has “gardened,” using the all-too-familiar, scatter-gun approach: “Oooo, that plant’s so pretty, where can I put it?”

However, her current book project based on how to track the pollinators using your garden, then adjusting your plantings to serve them, required her to get much closer and more personal with what she grows and why.

Katy’s presentation will share a small bit of her year-long process of discovery in and out of the garden.

Elizabeth’s Landing, a novel

winner of four book awards

Tracking the Flash: My Lighthouse Travel Log

Record your lighthouse visits and more in this special journal

Facebook: Katy Pye-Author

LinkdIn: Katy Pye-Author

Pinterest: Katy Pye-Author


Seed Bomb Workshop
Seed Planting

Seed and Scion Exchange

Seed, Scion, & Cutting Exchange – Seed Library

The Mendocino County Seed Librarians Hit the Road!

Visit us at the Winter Abundance Workshop

  • Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Mendocino County Fairgrounds
    Boonville, California
  • Free admission, classes, seeds, cuttings, and scion wood
  • Seed, Scion & Cutting Exchange with Hands-on Fruit Tree Grafting
  • Visit the Mendocino County Seed Library table for Free seeds, Free gardening books, Free garden advice, and Raffle for Special Prizes!
  • For more information:

Seed Swap

November 11, 2017

2-4 pm

Seed Collecting ~ the Basics

October 27, 2017

3:30-4:30 pm

Not sure how to collect seeds?

Come learn how with Jamie Chevalier of Bountiful Gardens

Friday June 2, 2017, 4-6 pm @ Fort Bragg Library

Jamie Chevalier of Bountiful Gardens will teach us about different methods of growing plants for optimal seed collecting, what to do to protect the plants from cross contamination and how to collect seed for use in the future.

Join the discussion, Friday, June 2, 2017, 4-6 pm at Fort Bragg Library.

Jamie Chevalier spent 25 years gardening in coastal Alaska before returning in 2000 to her home in California. Jamie has worked at homesteading, landscape design, maintaining large public gardens and small-scale seed production. Currently, Jamie is working at Bountiful Gardens Seed Company, growing heirloom seeds, writing the seed catalog and maintaining the Bountiful Gardens website.

Jamie’s appearance is sponsored by Book to Action, Friends of the Fort Bragg Library and the Fort Bragg Seed Library.

The Fort Bragg Seed Library Presents 

A Talk with John Vitale of North Star Nursery

“How to Start a Garden for Seeds and Beauty”

Join us Thursday, May 11, 2017, 1-3 pm

at Fort Bragg Library,

499 E Laurel St.,

Fort Bragg, CA 95437


 Fort Bragg Seed Library Presents

A Talk With Gina Covina

April 7, 2017, 4-6 pm

Fort Bragg Library Community Room

Gina Covina

Gina is the owner of Open Circle Seeds and will be teaching us how to save seeds and how to plant our gardens.

About Open Circle Seeds, an open source seed initiative member

“After decades of gardening, the vegetables began to call me to a deeper involvement in the future of food. “Grow our seeds,” they said. “Help us carry on, and we’ll adapt ourselves to your changing climate and provide you with the nutrients you need.” What a deal. I began my seed education, relying heavily on the resources of the Organic Seed Alliance, and started selling the seed I grew in 2009, as Laughing Frog Farm Seeds.”  Read more here

Check out this great article about Gina, her Laughing Frog Farms and Open Circle Seeds

Ukiah Daily Journal, 3/4/16